American Sailing ship
|Owner||Antilles Shipping Co|
|Date of attack||19 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)|
|Position||18° 02'N, 67° 40'W - Grid ED 1166|
|Complement||9 (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 board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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