Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||7 Sep 1943||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-596 (Victor-Wilhelm Nonn)|
|Position||34° 02'N, 33° 05'E - Grid CP 5436|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Limassol, Cyprus|
|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.
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