Egyptian Steam merchant
|Completed||1909 - Ropner & Sons Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Victor Bassili, Alexandria|
|Date of attack||17 Aug 1942||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-658 (Hans Senkel)|
|Position||18° 30'N, 75° 20'W - Grid DN 7892|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cristobal - Guantanamo|
|History||Completed in August 1909 as British Holtby for R. Ropner & Co, West Hartlepool. 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Poseidonia for D. Georgopoulos, Syra. 1939 sold to Egypt and renamed Samir for Victor Bassili, Alexandria. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.19 on 17 Aug 1942, U-658 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy PG-6 in the Windward Passage west of Haiti and hit the Fort la Reine with the first torpedo after 3 minutes 50 seconds and observed the ship sinking after eight minutes. The second torpedo hit the Laguna after 4 minutes 10 seconds and Senkel reported the sinking of this ship, but could not observe it. At 06.20 hours, the U-boat fired a second spread of two torpedoes and observed one hit after 5 minutes 15 seconds on the Samir, which caught fire and sank after five minutes.
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