Colombian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||23 Jun 1942||Nationality: Colombian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)|
|Position||13.15N, 80.30W - Grid EB 8234|
|Complement||10 (6 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 17.10 hours on 23 Jun, 1942, U-172 stopped the Resolute with 2cm gunfire and sank the abandoned vessel with hand grenades near Saint Andrews and Old Providence.
The survivors claimed that they were machine-gunned after abandoning the ship, but this was apparently a misinterpretation of shots that missed the vessel. More explanations about such incidents can be found in the following article: Treatment of Merchant Ship Survivors by U-boat Crews 1939 - 1945 written by Ken Dunn.
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