Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||1 Aug 1942||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||34° 03'N, 35° 06'E - Grid CP 5395|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Beirut - Larnaca, Cyprus|
|Cargo||27.000 canisters of petrol|
|Notes on event|
At 13.35 hours on 1 August 1942 the St. Simon was shelled by U-77 with seven rounds from the deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship and sank in flames about 35 miles northwest of Beirut. The survivors were later picked up by a motor torpedo boat and landed at Limassol.
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