Ships hit by U-boats


Omar el Kattab

Syrian Sailing ship


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NameOmar el Kattab
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage38 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack25 Jan 1943Nationality:      Syrian
 
FateSunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)
Position35° 27'N, 34° 34'E - Grid CP 2927
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteBeirut - Famagusta, Cyprus 
CargoMilitary supplies 
History  
Notes on event

At 18.36 hours on 25 January 1943 the Omar el Kattab was rammed and sunk by U-431 about 13 miles south of Cape Apostolos Andreas, Cyprus. Schöneboom decided to sink the small sailing vessel by ramming to avoid setting it on fire and to save ammunition.

 

Location of attack on Omar el Kattab.

ship sunk.


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