Egyptian Sailing ship
|Date of attack||24 Sep 1942||Nationality: Egyptian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-561 (Heinz Schomburg)|
|Position||34° 03'N, 34° 34'E - Grid CP 5384|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 23.35 hours on 24 September 1942 U-561 sank the Sphinx with 22 rounds of gunfire about 36 miles northwest of Tyre, Lebanon. The crew abandoned ship in a boat and landed at Sidon the next day.
The U-boat had already sunk an unknown topsail schooner at 00.02 hours on 21 September with 29 rounds of gunfire northwest of Latakia after a torpedo had missed at 23.51 hours.
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