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Old 30th December 2015, 19:08
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SS Merisaar sunk by German aircraft 15 July 1940

Hi guys

A bit of a mystery to me, so I hope someone can unravel the pieces!!

SS Merisaar was an Estonian cargo vessel captured by U-99 on 12 July 1940; she was ordered to a French port, provided with a German (?) crew and sent on a clandestine (?) mission to the Irish coast, where she was erroneously bombed by a German aircraft (what type/unit?) off Queenstown on 15 July. The crew was rescued (by what?)

Something doesn't sound quite right to me! Over to the experts!

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Old 30th December 2015, 19:28
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Re: SS Merisaar sunk by German aircraft 15 July 1940

Hi Brian,

Google 'SS Merisaar' and the first result will be the ship's company. Also see the ship's entry under 'U-99' on the 'uboat.net' website. Both should answer part of the question, but not who attacked it.
Sorry, no secret mission to Ireland !

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Old 30th December 2015, 19:40
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Re: SS Merisaar sunk by German aircraft 15 July 1940

Many thanks, Martin

The 'mystery' was obviously in my imagination!!

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Re: SS Merisaar sunk by German aircraft 15 July 1940

Stab, I, II and III/KG 27 were very active on both dates and it all depends on what time the attacks/sinkings occurred

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