Ships hit by U-boats


Said

Egyptian Steam merchant


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NameSaid
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage231 tons
Completed1886 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead 
OwnerAbdel Kader Eff. El Tartoussieh, Alexandria 
HomeportAlexandria 
Date of attack8 Jun 1942Nationality:      Egyptian
 
FateSunk by U-83 (Hans-Werner Kraus)
Position - Grid CP 5979
Complement14 (5 dead and 9 survivors).
Convoy
RouteMersin - Alexandria 
Cargo50-60 tons of general cargo, including tobacco 
History Built as Limande, later renamed Vincenzo G. and Said 
Notes on event

At 05.11 hours on 8 June 1942, U-83 fired two torpedoes at the Said but both missed. The U-boat then surfaced after 19 minutes and sank the ship with 50 rounds from the deck gun 15 miles southwest of Jaffa.

 


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