Ships hit by U-boats


Brazilian Sailing ship

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Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage265 tons
Completed1909 - Lobnitz & Co Ltd, Renfrew 
OwnerPort of Para, Para 
Date of attack5 Jun 1942Nationality:      Brazilian
FateDamaged by U-159 (Helmut Friedrich Witte)
Position17° 30'N, 68° 34'W - Grid EC 3393
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Notes on event

At 05.27 hours on 5 June 1942, U-159 began shelling the unescorted schooner Paracury south of the Dominican Republic. Due to heavy seas the deck gun could not be used much, so the 20mm AA gun fired holes into the waterline until the vessel capsized at 05.52 hours. The wreck was later salvaged and repaired.


Location of attack on Paracury.

ship damaged.

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