British Sailing ship
|Date of attack||29 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-562 (Horst Hamm)|
|Position||35.09N, 33.56E - Grid CP 2868|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 19.45 hours on 29 Apr, 1942, the Alliance struck a mine laid on 13 April by U-562 off Famagusta and sank shortly afterwards. The master and two firemen were lost. The tug had been sent out in an emergency to tow in the disabled schooner Terpsithea, which also sank close inshore in an attempt to beach the vessel. On 20 April, four mines had been swept by the British M/S trawlers HMS Cordelia and HMS Lord Irwin (FY 1617) and a search after the tug convoy had been mined revealed no other mines.
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