Ships hit by U-boats

Sabah el Kheir

Egyptian Sailing ship

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NameSabah el Kheir
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage36 tons
Date of attack11 Feb 1943Nationality:      Egyptian
FateSunk by U-81 (Johann-Otto Krieg)
Position35° 21'N, 34° 50'E - Grid CP 2953
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteFamagusta, Cyprus - Beirut 
CargoOils and fats 
Notes on event

At 15.05 hours on 11 February 1943 the Sabah el Kheir was shelled by U-81 and sank on an even keel after catching fire about 22 miles southeast of Cape Apostolos Andreas, Cyprus.


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