Ships hit by U-boats


American Sailing ship

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Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage35 tons
OwnerAntilles Shipping Co 
Date of attack19 Jun 1942Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)
Position18° 02'N, 67° 40'W - Grid ED 1166
Complement9 (0 dead and 9 survivors).
Notes on event

At 11.02 hours on 19 June 1942 the unescorted and unarmed schooner Cheerio (Master Felix Hernandez) was stopped by U-107 eight miles southeast of Mona Island. U-107 shelled the vessel and set her on fire, while the crew abandoned ship about 15 minutes after the first shot. During the attack a patrol aircraft forced the U-boat to submerge but not before she fatally wounded the Cheerio, which sank at about 12.00 hours. Another patrol aircraft led the US Coast Guard ship USS CG-459 to the survivors. The ship found the survivors clinging to driftwood, picked up all hands and landed them at Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Cheerio.

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