Ships hit by U-boats

Omar el Kattab

Syrian Sailing ship

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NameOmar el Kattab
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage38 tons
Date of attack25 Jan 1943Nationality:      Syrian
FateSunk by U-431 (Dietrich Schöneboom)
Position35° 27'N, 34° 34'E - Grid CP 2927
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBeirut - Famagusta, Cyprus 
CargoMilitary supplies 
Notes on event

At 18.36 hours on 25 January 1943 the Omar el Kattab was rammed and sunk by U-431 about 13 miles south of Cape Apostolos Andreas, Cyprus. Schöneboom decided to sink the small sailing vessel by ramming to avoid setting it on fire and to save ammunition.


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