Syrian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1943||Nationality: Syrian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)|
|Position||35° 09'N, 34° 10'E - Grid CP 2947|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Beirut - Famagusta, Cyprus|
|Notes on event|
Between 02.45 and 03.16 hours on 26 January 1943 the sailing vessel Hassan was unsuccessfully rammed four times by U-431 about 10 miles east of Famagusta, Cyprus. At 03.33 hours, the U-boat shelled the vessel with her deck gun and 20mm anti-aircraft gun until leaving a burning and sinking wreck behind.
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