Portuguese Sailing ship
|Completed||1938 - Antonio Monica, Aveiro|
|Owner||Empreza de Pesca de Bacalhau do Porto Ltda, Averio|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1942||Nationality: Portuguese|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Hans-JŁrgen Hellriegel)|
|Position||50.03N, 29.32W - Grid BD 2394|
|Complement||54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Newfoundland - Portugal|
|Notes on loss|
At 11.50 hours on 11 Sep, 1942, U-96 tried to stop the three-masted schooner Del„es by three shots across her bow and then shelled and sank the vessel when it did not stop. The neutral ship was sunk because no neutrality markings were seen from 200 meters, it steered suspicious courses close to the convoy ON-127 and the Germans believed to hear Asdic signals from the vessel.
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