ALAVI. Source:

Like many of the freighters of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this ship was prepared for defense against attack. However, the S/S ALAVI on a voyage between Genoa and Cartagena was captured and later sunk by a German U-boat U-35 (Captain Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière) on October 13, 1917 at 8:30 a.m., 6 miles northeast of Cabo Palos Cartagena (Murcia). The German submarines of the "Uboat" type were largely responsible for most of the sinkings that occurred at that time on the Levantine coasts of the Iberian Peninsula, which had the mission of preventing the supply of materials, weapons and equipment to the Allied troops from the First World War, some of them being on surveillance duty in the area. Of all the submarines used by the Germans in the conflict, the U-35 commanded by the decorated Lothar von Arnauld de la Perière stands out, which had its radius of action from Cartagena to Catalonia, including the Balearic Islands, in the nearly three years who was in command of the submarine.



Autonomous Community: Murcia

Provincia: Murcia

Localidad: Cabo de Palos



Apelativo: SS/ALAVI

Año del hundimiento: 1917

Causas: Ataque de un Submarino U35

Año de construcción: 1893

Lugar: Newcastle

Eslora: 102

Manga: 6

Puntal (altura): 9

Profundidad máxima: 46

Profundidad media: 40

Profundidad mínima: 36

Coordenadas: 37.68165-0.62897