Spanish Sailing ship
|Owner||Hilario Berasaluce, Guipúzcoa|
|Date of attack||14 Oct 1941||Nationality: Spanish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-204 (Walter Kell)|
|Position||36° 20'N, 6° 15'W - Grid CG 95|
|Complement||7 (2 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Lisbon - Tangier|
|Notes on event|
At 00.45 hours on 14 October 1941 the unescorted and neutral Aingeru Guardakoa was torpedoed and sunk by U-204 off Cape Roche south of the Bay of Cadiz. As the U-boat was later lost during the patrol the circumstances of this attack are not clear, but it seems the Germans mistook her for a British submarine chaser. At least two torpedoes were fired of which one was seen passing astern by a survivor, who heard a buzz and saw bubbles but thought that it was a shoal of sardines. The ship sank immediately after being hit and the master and four crew members clung to debris until they were picked up the next morning by a fishing boat and taken to its home port Santa Uxía de Ribeira, Spain.
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