Schiffschronik vorm Verlust:
Gebaut als brit. "Island Queen", London & Channel Islands S.S. Co. Ltd., Mgr.: Cheeswright & Ford, London;
1934 brit. "Kyle Queen", Monroe Brothers Ltd., Mgr.: Monroe Brothers, London;
1935 brit. "Abukir", Khedivial Mail S.S. & Graving Dock Co. Ltd., Mgr.: Lord E. Hamilton, London;
1935 ägypt. "Abukir", H. E. Ahmed Abboud Pasha, Alexandria;
1937 an Pharaonic Mail Line S.A.E., Alexandria;
1940 brit. "Abukir", Ministry of Shipping, Mgr.: General Steam Navigation Co. Ltd., London
Great Britain - coaster - steam, triple expansion engines - 697 GRT
Service speed knots
Built 1920 – Swan, Hunter & wigham Richardson -
Owner/Operator Ministry of Shipping - General Steam navigation Co – ex Egyptian flag, early in the war she came under British flag.
Master R. M. Wolfenden
Convoy Voyage Ostende
Cargo 210 British soldiers, an unknown number of Belgian aviators and British nuns from a monestary in Bruges.
Position 51 18 49N – 02 18 29E
Incident torpedoed and sunk by the German E-boat S-34 (Oberleutnant zur See Obermaier) during the British evacuation of Dunkirk (Operation Dynamo). The E-boat had fires three torpedoes but the Abukir managed to evade them. The fourth torpedo, however, struck target and the Abukir sank in a few minutes. There were but 32 survivors (including 2 nuns), which were rescued by the British