Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tug

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Type:Steam tug
Tonnage81 tons
Date of attack29 Apr 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-562 (Horst Hamm)
Position35° 09'N, 33° 56'E - Grid CP 2868
Complement10 (3 dead and 7 survivors).
Routeto Famagusta 
Notes on event

At 19.45 hours on 29 April 1942 the Alliance struck a mine laid on 13 April by U-562 off Famagusta and sank shortly afterwards. The master and two firemen were lost. The tug had been sent out in an emergency to tow in the disabled schooner Terpsithea, which also sank close inshore in an attempt to beach the vessel. On 20 April, four mines had been swept by the British M/S trawlers HMS Cordelia and HMS Lord Irwin (FY 1617) and a search after the tug convoy had been mined revealed no other mines.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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