Ships hit by U-boats


Paracury

Brazilian Sailing ship


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NameParacury
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage265 tons
Completed1909 - Lobnitz & Co Ltd, Renfrew 
OwnerPort of Para, Para 
HomeportPara 
Date of attack5 Jun 1942Nationality:      Brazilian
 
FateDamaged by U-159 (Helmut Witte)
Position17.30N, 68.34W - Grid EC 3393
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
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History  
Notes on event

At 05.27 hours on 5 Jun, 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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