Ships hit by U-boats


Alexandria

Egyptian Sailing ship


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NameAlexandria
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage100 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack23 Jan 1943Nationality:      Egyptian
 
FateSunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)
Position34° 52'N, 35° 52'E - Grid CP 6113
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteCyprus - Haifa 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 04.52 hours on 23 January 1943, U-431 opened fire with the deck gun and the anti-aircraft gun at the first of a group of three sailing vessels off Rouad Island. After firing 10 rounds of 88mm and 48 rounds of 20mm the U-boat ceased the attack because the other schooners were too close to the coast and the Alexandria was burning and sinking. Survivors from this vessel made landfall at Tartous, Syria.

 

Location of attack on Alexandria.

ship sunk.


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