20 October 1914
- The SS Glitra becomes the first British merchant vessel to be lost to a German submarine. The Glitra is transporting a load of coal from Grangemouth to Stavanger when she is intercepted off the coast of Norway by the German U-boat U-17. The crew is ordered into life boats and the vessel scuttled. There is no loss of life.
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