Sfax (Q 182)
|Name||Sfax (Q 182)|
|Completed||1936 - Ateliers et Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes|
|Owner||Vichy French Navy|
|Date of attack||19 Dec 1940||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||28° 03'N, 12° 54'W - Grid DH 96|
|Complement||69 officers and men (65 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Casablanca - 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.
|On board||We have details of 69 people who were on board.|
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