Ships hit by U-boats

C.S. Flight

British Sailing ship

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NameC.S. Flight
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage67 tons
Date of attack12 Jan 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Jürgen Nissen)
Position12° 25'N, 63° 00'W
Complement72 (49 dead and 23 survivors).
RouteCuraçao - Barbados 
Notes on event

At 01.00 hours on 12 Jan 1943, U-105 fired with the 2cm AA gun into the rigging of C.S. Flight to force the crew to abandon ship in two lifeboats and a raft, but there were too much people on board and many jumped overboard and drowned. The U-boat used hand grenades to sink the vessel and questioned the survivors in the boats before leaving the area.


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