Ships hit by U-boats


Esther

Palestinian Sailing ship


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NameEsther
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage100 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack8 Jun 1942Nationality:      Palestinian
 
FateSunk by U-83 (Hans-Werner Kraus)
Position33° 35'N, 35° 15'E - Grid CP 5663
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
Convoy
Routeto Limassol, Cyprus 
CargoFoodstuffs, including beans and vegetables 
History  
Notes on event

At 23.30 hours on 8 June 1942, U-83 began to shell the Esther (approx. 100 tons) until the sailing vessel sank after being set on fire about 6 miles west-northwest of Sidon.

 

Location of attack on Esther.

ship sunk.


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