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SHIPS SUNK GREECE 18 - GREEK SHIPS LOST

4)AEGEUS U-177




 


Built 1920


Tonnage 4,538 /  8,140 Tons


Cargo 3,929 tons government stores and 2,553 tons of general cargo


Sunk  02/11/42 by U-177 on pos. 32º 30’S 16º 00’E


 29 Dead


No Survivors


At 21.59 hours on 2 Nov, 1942, the unescorted Aegeus was hit by two torpedoes from U-177 and blew up in a heavy explosion. The U-boat had to dive to avoid falling debris, but one crewman was slightly wounded when entering the conning tower. The ship had been spotted at 05.34 hours and was attacked with a torpedo at 10.22 and 10.26 hours, which both passed underneath the vessel because the firing distance was too short. 


By: www.uboat.net


 

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