Ships hit by U-boats


Resolute

Colombian Sailing ship


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NameResolute
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage35 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack23 Jun 1942Nationality:      Colombian
 
FateSunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)
Position13° 15'N, 80° 30'W - Grid EB 8234
Complement10 (6 dead and 4 survivors).
Convoy
Route 
Cargo 
History  
Notes on event

At 17.10 hours on 23 June 1942, U-172 stopped the Resolute with 2cm gunfire and sank the abandoned vessel with hand grenades near Saint Andrews and Old Providence.

The survivors claimed that they were machine-gunned after abandoning the ship, but this was apparently a misinterpretation of shots that missed the vessel. More explanations about such incidents can be found in the following article: Treatment of Merchant Ship Survivors by U-boat Crews 1939 - 1945 written by Ken Dunn.

 

ship sunk.


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