Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,660 tons
Completed1939 - Chantier de Normandie, Grand Quévilly, Rouen 
OwnerSociété Navale Caennaise (G. Lamy & Cie), Caen 
Date of attack24 Sep 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-13 (Karl Daublebsky von Eichhain)
Position52° 09'N, 1° 43'E - Grid AN 7668
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteImmingham - Bayonne 
History Completed in February 1939 
Notes on event

At 01.00 hours on 24 Sep 1939 the Phryné struck a mine laid on 4 September by U-13 and sank 3,5 miles east of Aldeburgh Lightvessel. All crew members were rescued by the Aldeburgh rescue boat and brought to Aldeburgh, where several wounded were taken care in the hospital.


Location of attack on Phryné.

ship sunk.

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