Ships hit by U-boats

Bab el Farag

Egyptian Sailing ship

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NameBab el Farag
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage105 tons
Date of attack16 Apr 1942Nationality:      Egyptian
FateSunk by U-81 (Friedrich Guggenberger)
Position32° 39'N, 34° 50'E - Grid CP 5638
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Notes on event

At 22.50 hours on 16 April 1942, U-81 shelled and sank three sailing vessels about 25 southwest of Beirut. Two of the vessels were Bab el Farag and Fatouh el Kher, the third could not be identified.

At 22.30 hours on 17 April U-81 reported another sailing vessel of approx. 100 tons damaged by gunfire off Haifa, but this schooner could also not be identified.


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