Ships hit by U-boats


Egyptian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,962 tons
Completed1915 - J. Blumer & Co Ltd, North Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerAlbert Klat, Alexandria 
Date of attack29 Jan 1941Nationality:      Egyptian
FateSunk by U-106 (J├╝rgen Oesten)
Position56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 1988
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-19 (straggler)
RouteHampton Roads (3 Dec) - Halifax (12 Jan) - Liverpool - Dublin 
History Completed in March 1915 as British Arranmoor for Moor Line Ltd (W. Runciman & Co), London. 1920 renamed Arranmead for Edwards, Sons & Co. 1922 returned to previous owner and renamed Middlemoor. 1936 sold to Egypt and renamed Sesostris
Notes on event

At 07.15 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the Sesostris was hit near the bridge by a stern torpedo from U-106 and sank by the bow within ten minutes. The U-boat had spotted two stragglers from convoy SC-19 and a destroyer at 05.50 hours and missed the Sesostris with a first torpedo at 06.07 hours. After that, the ship successfully prevented several attack runs by hard turning and firing flares.

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