DescriptionA cargo steamship carrying 171 Turkish military personnel (150 seamen and 21 airmen) and 28 crew from Mersin to Egypt was sunk on 23 June 1941 by a torpedo fired by a Vichy France submarine. The vessel belonging to neutral Turkey was mistaken for a vessel of the Free French Forces. 32 people survived.
Nationaliy of ShipTurkey
Lives Lost139
Ship UseMilitary
Peacetime or WartimeWartime
WarWorld War Two
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