Nummer: 00213


Area : Western Area
Sea area : North Atlantic
Date of attack : 17.09.1939
Time of attack : 15:40
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 53
Commander : Heinicke
Grid : BE 2384
presumed target type : Steam Freighter (id)
presumed tonnage : 5193 BRT
presumed result : sunk
Number of torpedoes/mines : 3
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Date of observation : 17.09.1939
Time of observation : 15:48
Nationality of target : British
Actual type of target : Steam Freighter
Name of target : Kafiristan
Year of launch : 1924
Actual tonnage : 5193 BRT
Actual result : sunk
Position of target : 50.16n 16.55w