Ships hit by U-boats


Hamidieh

Egyptian Sailing ship


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NameHamidieh
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage80 tons
Completed 
Owner 
Homeport 
Date of attack7 Sep 1943Nationality:      Egyptian
 
FateSunk by U-596 (Victor-Wilhelm Nonn)
Position34° 02'N, 33° 05'E - Grid CP 5436
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteAlexandria - Limassol, Cyprus 
CargoGasoil 
History Registration number: D 169 
Notes on event

At 09.10 hours on 7 Sep 1943, U-596 began to shell the unescorted Hamidieh for seven minutes about 34 miles south of Cape Gata, Cyprus. The schooner caught fire and broke in two. The stern sank after 20 minutes and the forepart was seen to burn for about eight hours before it sank. The survivors were landed at Limassol on 8 September. After this attack, the sailings of schooners were suspended for several days in the Levant Area.

 

ship sunk.


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