Ships hit by U-boats

Sfax (Q 182)

French Submarine

NameSfax (Q 182)
Type:Submarine (Agosta)
Tonnage1,379 tons
Completed1936 - Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes 
OwnerVichy French Navy 
Date of attack19 Dec 1940Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position28° 03'N, 12° 54'W - Grid DH 96
Complement69 officers and men (65 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteCasablanca - Dakar 
History Completed in September 1936 
Notes on event

At 16.40 hours on 19 Dec 1940, U-37 torpedoed and sank the Vichy French vessels Rhône and Sfax (Q 182) (LV M.J.M. Groix) by mistake seven miles off Cape Juby, Morocco. Neither torpedo reports nor statements concerning this incident can be found in the KTB of the U-boat. Actually the entry simply reads DJ 9285 - Nothing to see, but the stated grid is situated on land in the Sahara.

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On boardWe have details of 69 people who were on board

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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