Ships hit by U-boats


Terpsithea

British Sailing ship


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NameTerpsithea
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage157 tons
Completed1919  
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack29 Apr 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-562 (Horst Hamm)
Position35.09N, 33.56E - Grid CP 2868
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
Routeto Famagusta 
Cargo 
History  
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.

 

Location of attack on Terpsithea.

ship sunk.


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