Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Sailing vessel

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Type:Sailing vessel
Tonnage140 tons
OwnerEmmanuel Maurelo, Kalamos 
Date of attack22 Jul 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)
Position34° 45'N, 34° 35'E - Grid CP 2988
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBeirut - Famagusta 
Cargo3580 barrels of oil 
History Kalamos No. 186 
Notes on event

U-77 reported that she had sunk eight sailing vessels with gunfire between 22 July and 16 August 1942. Six of these vessels were Vassiliki, Toufic El Rahman, St. Simon, Ezzet, Kharouf and Daniel. The Adnan was only damaged and a unidentified sailing vessel was sunk on 7 August.

At 04.53 hours on 22 July 1942 the Vassiliki was shelled with ten rounds from the deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship. The schooner caught fire and sank. The crew safely reached Famagusta.


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