History
Name: SV Toufic El Rahman
Port of registry: Syria
Fate: Sunk 24 July 1942
General characteristics
Type: Sailing ship
Tonnage: 30 GRT
Propulsion: Sails

SV Toufic El Rahman was a Syrian sailing ship that was sunk by the German submarine U-77, 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Greco, Crete in the Mediterranean Sea, while en route to Haifa.[1]

Sinking

SV Toufic El Rahman was en route to Haifa. On 24 July 1942 at 18:17, she was stopped by a warning shot of the German submarine U-77 30 nautical miles (56 km) east of Cape Greco, Crete in the Mediterranean Sea and later sunk with 25 rounds from the U-boat's deck gun after the crew had abandoned ship. All crew survived.[2]

References

  1. ^ Helgason, Guðmundur. "Toufic El Rahman Syrian Sailing ship". German U-boats of WWII - uboat.net. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ "SV Toufic El Rahman (+1942)". wrecksite.eu. 2001. Retrieved 7 April 2016.