Omar el Kattab
Syrian Sailing ship
|Name||Omar el Kattab|
|Date of attack||25 Jan 1943||Nationality: Syrian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)|
|Position||35° 27'N, 34° 34'E - Grid CP 2927|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Beirut - Famagusta, Cyprus|
|Notes on event|
At 18.36 hours on 25 January 1943 the Omar el Kattab was rammed and sunk by U-431 about 13 miles south of Cape Apostolos Andreas, Cyprus. Schöneboom decided to sink the small sailing vessel by ramming to avoid setting it on fire and to save ammunition.
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