The British steamship Abukir was torpedoed by the German Schnellboot S-34 outside Oostend 28.May 1940 while she was working with evacuation of Allied soldiers from the city. She was hit midships by a torpedo and broke in two parts. She went down within a minute and out of the 500 soldiers, 480 perished. The wreck was found by local divers in 1969 outside Nord-Pas-De-Calais on a depth of 32 meter.

Former names:
Island Queen, Kyle Queen 173,5 x 28,1 x 12,9 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
694 grt Wallsend ( UK ) 1920
London ( UK )

Picture: Abukir
Originally from skovheim.org
Courtesy of Pandora

Last updated: May 2019