DescriptionOn 3 September 1939, just hours after Britain declared war on Germany, U-boat U-30 sank Athenia mistaking her for an armed merchant cruiser. Of the 1,103 civilians the passenger liner was carrying, 118 passengers and crew were killed.
Nationaliy of ShipGreat Britain
Lives Lost118
Ship UseCivilian
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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