Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||1 Aug 1942||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||Grid CP 5395|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Beirut - Larnaka|
|Cargo||27.000 tins of benzine|
|Notes on event|
At 13.35 hours on 1 Aug, 1942, the St. Simon (approx. 100 tons) was shelled by U-77 with seven rounds from the deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship and sank in flames 35 miles northwest of Beirut.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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