Exhibit 32: War Losses of Merchant Vessels (Allied and Neutral) August 1914 to November 1918 (Losses of all classes of vessels in Gross Tonnage)

(War losses of merchant vessels August 1914 to November 1918, Salter, J. A. Allied Shipping Control, pages 355-359. Oxford (Clarendon Press)

Note that Gross Registered Tonnage (GRT) is a measure of carrying capacity (volume) and not the displacement (i.e. ‘weight’) of the ships themselves. 12,543,392 tons are recorded.)

1914

Country August September October November December Total
America - - - - - -
Belgium 34 - - - - 34
Brazil - - - - - -
British Empire 46,603 79,798 83,651 15,730 26,596 252,738
Cuba - - - - - -
France - - 2,221 5,183 7,010 14,414
Greece 40 613 1,802 7 - 2,462
Italy - 48 - - - 48
Japan - - - - - -
Peru - - - - - -
Portugal - - - - - -
Roumania - 285 - - - 285
Russia 717 5 3,377 - - 4,094
Uruguay - - - - - -
Argentina - - - - - -
Denmark 6,868 1,270 - 580 2,458 11,176
Holland 5,388 3,804 1,127 200 1,455 11,974
Norway 5,102 1,234 694 1,507 3,365 11,902
Persia - - 758 - - 758
Spain - - - - - -
Sweden - 2,534 1,652 2,595 3,094 9,875
Totals 64,752 89,586 95,282 25,802 43,978 319,400

1915

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tot
America 3,374 4,050 - 3,331 - - 1,924 1,571 1,904 - - - 16,154
Belgium 68 5 - - - 7,058 3,774 4,553 - 1,850 - 4,215 21,423
Brazil - - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Empire 32,403 36,636 79,230 29,376 92,924 90,605 56,418 149,084 99,731 54,287 89,929 74,848 885,471
Cuba - - - - - - - - - - - - -
France 4,390 14,487 4,909 399 3,857 1,419 6,962 2,212 16,409 20,430 12,124 6,389 93,987
Greece 6 - - 2,989 - 1,128 29 - 76 2,508 3,883 5,132 15,751
Italy - - - - 8 1,373 1,987 - 3,420 1,220 20,939 10,432 39,379
Japan - - - - - - - - - - 9,302 14,155 23,457
Peru - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portugal - - - 348 623 - - - - - - - 871
Roumania - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Russia 1,315 - - 9,061 251 5,155 16,403 1,265 1,145 - 226 - 34,821
Uruguay - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Argentina - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denmark 968 - - - 13,183 1,895 777 453 3,320 25 - - 20,621
Holland - - 2,088 5,284 100 2,099 - 157 15,401 1,751 94 2,376 29,350
Norway 2,291 5,012 544 4,010 9,485 20,308 16,584 13,560 5,012 5,177 8,077 4,146 94,206
Persia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spain - - - - - - - 3,762 - - - - 3,762
Sweden 3,366 - 1,598 3,802 4,552 4,598 2,186 6,979 1,107 1,418 327 2,930 32,863
Totals 48,181 60,190 88,369 58,500 124,983 135,638 107,044 183,596 147,525 88,666 144,901 124,623 1,312,216

1916

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tot
America - - - - - 2,294 - - - 692 11,734 - 14,720
Belgium 64 6,543 - - - - - 5,773 1,433 1,810 222 200 16,045
Brazil - - - - 2,258 - - - - - - - 2,258
British Empire 72,234 69,159 98,409 138,689 64,690 32,273 80,925 43,554 107,120 170,120 180,078 174,376 1,231,867
Cuba - - - - - - - - - - - - -
France 1,298 13,221 20,871 5,795 12,583 9,868 5,574 8,876 13,142 27,379 21,850 29,372 169,829
Greece - 2,461 18 1,110 5,058 3,546 650 7,088 6,581 15,894 22,101 21,599 86,106
Italy 4,277 3,301 2,790 336 25,400 36,635 18,302 60,750 22,439 22,240 6,658 30,190 233,318
Japan - - - - - 3,091 - 6,264 - - 3,512 3,208 16,075
Peru - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portugal - - - - - - - - - - 1,041 - 1,041
Roumania - - - - - - - 269 - 3,894 15 256 4,434
Russia - 6,966 327 844 593 762 1,107 2,774 1,153 13,685 114 5,227 33,552
Uruguay - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Argentina - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Denmark - - 4,086 6,480 787 - 1,324 5,217 6,211 4,864 11,379 19,003 59,321
Holland 7,667 7,788 21,882 4,384 1,569 2,200 3,503 1,537 8,482 5,271 5,719 - 71,002
Norway 4,433 2,203 14,925 15,765 6,036 12,636 3,342 11,455 45,327 66,591 36,214 47,934 276,861
Persia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spain 4,844 - 1,137 4,787 2,845 4,501 - 8,254 6,626 - 3,158 10,144 46,296
Sweden - 2,881 1,115 4,872 1,136 2,966 524 3,266 3,684 10,595 4,909 6,896 42,844
Totals 94,817 114,523 165,560 183,032 122,955 110,772 115,251 165,077 222,438 344,035 318,704 348,405 2,305,569

1917

Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Tot
America - 4,443 20,886 22,846 18,065 20,104 27,106 6,487 13,095 16,855 16,075 - 165,965
Belgium 5,440 16 5,962 5,990 - 900 2,734 - 7,049 1,759 4,296 1,463 35,609
Brazil - - - 4,461 3,670 - - - - - 1,891 - 10,022
British Empire 153,899 310,868 352,344 526,447 345,293 398,773 359,539 331,370 186,647 261,873 175,194 257,807 3,660,054
Cuba - - - - - - - - - - - - -
France 48,131 38,321 40,836 38,811 27,348 53,534 33,135 42,452 67,243 18,388 32,435 18,800 459,454
Greece 12,874 16,972 12,073 45,316 27,476 37,556 15,239 12,531 15,277 11,689 13,457 15,610 236,070
Italy 22,207 37,748 15,607 51,350 22,975 38,233 30,542 29,491 2,724 52,762 5,826 27,057 336,522
Japan 5,097 3,837 2,532 - 13,844 2,143 10,961 2,929 6,557 10,367 - - 57,267
Peru - 1,374 - - - - - - - - - - 1,374
Portugal 295 109 7,294 - 201 2,603 538 485 246 377 619 4,166 16,933
Roumania - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Russia 5,213 10,213 2,822 15,878 12,918 6,475 6,851 9,742 10,973 6,946 2,604 7,032 97,567
Uruguay - - - 1,957 - - - - - - - - 1,957
Argentina - - - 281 - 2,241 - - - - - - 2,522
Denmark 17,919 1,460 3,678 33,424 7,862 16,949 12,068 8,415 3,760 8,890 3,484 5,691 123,600
Holland 9,921 38,631 9,319 2,598 3,643 11,921 3,205 - 137 2,655 5,447 1,140 88,617
Norway 62,584 56,610 108,065 99,041 71,186 61,346 48,181 38,244 28,320 33,962 17,355 35,055 659,949
Persia - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spain 14,135 5,044 6,163 6,075 7,620 4,902 3,345 2,671 69 - 2,440 6,203 58,667
Sweden 7,052 11,936 2,964 2,132 12,216 7,725 5,995 3,858 - 2,936 3,427 5,735 65,976
Totals 364,767 536,582 590,545 866,610 574,317 665,405 549,359 488,675 342,097 429,459 284,550 385,759 6,078,125

1918

  Country Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Tot
America 2,981 9,771 4,922 2,660 13,505 28,699 5,909 46,937 14,574 9,202 3,070 142,230
Belgium 201 174 2,556 7,423 242 2,966 4,881 6,663 694 2,360 2,430 30,590
Brazil - - - - - - - - - - - -
British Empire 173,387 213,045 199,426 214,426 179,395 143,639 163,801 143,944 129,483 56,330 15,352 1,632,228
Cuba - - - - - - - - - - 1,510 1,510
France 31,420 11,484 15,795 23,143 21,207 15,799 18,761 26,782 4,854 8,862 - 178,107
Greece 14,935 5,306 5,199 10,232 9,181 419 5,369 670 4,854 229 1,305 57,699
Italy 28,285 28,623 37,964 5,254 18,168 9,520 14,065 570 380 7,624 - 150,453
Japan 3,038 - 4,555 - - - - 7,029 - 7,935 - 22,557
Peru - - - - - - - - - - - -
Portugal 670 403 929 337 - - 1,287 1,147 1,105 3,403 - 9,281
Roumania - - - - - - - - - - - -
Russia 9,642 - - 1,189 1,309 - - 909 - - - 13,049
Uruguay - - - - - 1,638 - - - - - 1,638
Argentina 1,753 - - - - - - - - - - 1,753
Denmark 4,103 118 7,361 - 2,125 670 3,174 10,943 217 278 - 28,989
Holland 4,575 821 115 461 187 2,196 264 1,177 279 - 851 11,026
Norway 17,820 16,175 24,622 4,785 7,710 21,720 8,891 19,196 6,903 8,268 1,208 137,398
Persia - - - - - - - - - - - -
Spain 5,151 12,962 13,629 3,753 3,146 5,882 5,150 4,523 - 5,570 - 59,766
Sweden 5,647 6,627 3,635 1,353 7,245 8,232 6,289 6,032 3,265 1,483 - 49,808
Totals 303,608 305,509 320,708 275,016 263,420 241,380 237,941 276,522 166,608 113,054 24,316 2,528,082

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