Ships hit by U-boats

Georges Mabro

Egyptian Steam merchant

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NameGeorges Mabro
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,555 tons
Completed1918 - Forth Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Alloa 
OwnerTewfick Mabro, Alexandria 
Date of attack27 Sep 1940Nationality:      Egyptian
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position52° 00'N, 19° 00'W - Grid AL 9731
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
RouteHuelva (7 Aug) - Leixos (21 Sep) - Glasgow 
History Completed in January 1918 as French Bordeaux for Cie Française du chemin de fer de Paris à Orléans, Nantes. 1932 sold to Egypt and renamed Georges Mabro
Notes on event

At 22.59 hours on 27 Sep 1940 the unescorted Georges Mabro was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-37, broke in two and sank within 30 seconds.


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