Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||23 Jan 1943||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)|
|Position||34° 52'N, 35° 52'E - Grid CP 6113|
|Complement||? men (? dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cyprus - Haifa|
|Notes on event|
At 04.52 hours on 23 January 1943, U-431 opened fire with the deck gun and the anti-aircraft gun at the first of a group of three sailing vessels off Rouad Island. After firing 10 rounds of 88mm and 48 rounds of 20mm the U-boat ceased the attack because the other schooners were too close to the coast and the Alexandria was burning and sinking. Survivors from this vessel made landfall at Tartous, Syria.
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