Ships hit by U-boats

St. Simon

Egyptian Sailing ship

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NameSt. Simon
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage85 tons
Date of attack1 Aug 1942Nationality:      Egyptian
FateSunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)
Position34° 03'N, 35° 06'E - Grid CP 5395
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBeirut - Larnaca, Cyprus 
Cargo27.000 canisters of petrol 
Notes on event

At 13.35 hours on 1 August 1942 the St. Simon was shelled by U-77 with seven rounds from the deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship and sank in flames about 35 miles northwest of Beirut. The survivors were later picked up by a motor torpedo boat and landed at Limassol.


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