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3 Dec 1939 Atlantic Ocean
  • After following the target for about 45 minutes, U-56 sank neutral ship Rudolf (Master Bertil Persson) with one G7e torpedo in the North Sea about 60 kilometers east of May Island at 0013 hours. Six survivors were picked up by British trawler Cardew later in the day; they were landed at Dundee. Eight other survivors remained in lifeboats. 9 were killed. ww2dbase [Start of the Battle of the Atlantic | U-56 | North Sea | CPC]
Italy Photo(s) dated 3 Dec 1939
Launching of Reginaldo Giuliani, Cantieri navali Tosi di Taranto shipyard, Taranto, Puglia, Italy, 3 Dec 1939

3 Dec 1939 Interactive Map

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