Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||30 Jul 1942||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||35° 45'N, 35° 06'E - Grid CP 2698|
|Complement||10 (0 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||Cyprus - Lebanon|
|Notes on event|
At 12.16 hours on 30 July 1942 U-77 fired a spread of four torpedoes at RHS Ierax (H 29) which was accompanied by RHS Spetsai (H 38) east of Cyprus and heard three hits, but no detonations, after 61 seconds. However, seven minutes later there was a dull (presumed internal) explosion. U-77 may have hit the Fany, which was not spotted as she was sailing beyond the escort vessel that was targeted.
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