Ships hit by U-boats

Toufic El Rahman

Syrian Sailing ship

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NameToufic El Rahman
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage30 tons
Date of attack24 Jul 1942Nationality:      Syrian
FateSunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)
Position34° 51'N, 34° 42'E - Grid CP 2988
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteLimasol - Haifa 
Notes on event

U-77 reported that she had sunk eight sailing vessels with gunfire between 22 July and 16 August 1942. Six of these vessels were Vassiliki, Toufic El Rahman, St. Simon, Ezzet, Kharouf and Daniel. The Adnan was only damaged and a unidentified sailing vessel was sunk on 7 August.

At 18.17 hours on 24 July 1942 the Toufic El Rahman (L 25) was stopped by a warning shot 30 miles east of Cape Greco and sunk with 25 rounds from the deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship. The survivors later reached Latakia in their lifeboat.


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