Ships hit by U-boats


Portuguese Sailing ship

Photo courtesy of António Fangueiro

Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage415 tons
Completed1938 - Antonio Monica, Aveiro 
OwnerEmpreza de Pesca de Bacalhau do Porto Ltda, Averio 
Date of attack11 Sep 1942Nationality:      Portuguese
FateSunk by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)
Position50° 03'N, 29° 32'W - Grid BD 2394
Complement54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).
RouteNewfoundland - Portugal 
Notes on event

At 11.50 hours on 11 Sep 1942, U-96 tried to stop the three-masted schooner Delães by three shots across her bow and then shelled and sank the vessel when it did not stop. The neutral ship was sunk because no neutrality markings were seen from 200 meters, it steered suspicious courses close to convoy ON-127 and the Germans believed to hear Asdic signals from the vessel.


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