Ships hit by U-boats


Yugoslavian Sailing ship

Jela under her former name Volkerak

Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage335 tons
Completed1917 - J.Th. Wilmink & Co, Groningen 
OwnerMarjan Kozulic, Ist, Croatia 
Date of attack20 Nov 1943Nationality:      Yugoslavian
FateSunk by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)
Position41° 09'N, 16° 51'E - Grid CJ 6689
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in September 1917 as Dutch 3-masted schooner Volkerak for NV Hollandsche Algemeene Atlantische Scheepvaart Mij., Amsterdam. 1920 sold to Italy and renamed Gina for Società Saline e Industrie della Somalia, Milano. 1925 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Jela for A. Babarovic & Co. 1928 sold to Marjan Kozulic, Ist, Croatia. 
Notes on event

On 20 Nov 1943 the Jela struck a mine laid on 11 November by U-453 off Bari and sank.


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