13 June 1918 HMS Patia sinking, 13 June 1918. Photograph taken from lifeboat by RB Downs, Engineer aboard Patia. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Day 1415 of the war Sixteen men perish when German submarine U-61 torpedoes British armed merchant cruiser HMS Patia in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Devon Newer >> << Older Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name * Email * Website Comment Submit Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This entry was posted on June 13th, 2018.