Indian Ocean | Unspecified | Bound from Cape Town for St. Helena

Incident Details:

year: 1942
location: Bound from Cape Town for St. Helena
area: Unspecified
country: Indian Ocean
fatality: fatal
species: unknown
victim: male
gender: M
age: unknown
injury: fatal
time:
species detail:
source: Coppleson (1962) pp.207 & 258
species: unknown shark
date: 21-Nov-42
activity: On 6-Nov-1942 the German submarine U-68 sank the City of Cairo 5 days from Cape Town survivors took to lifeboats & rafts. On the 15th day a fireman jumped over the stern & was taken by sharks

Reconstruction of the Shark Attack

In the year 1942 on the date reported as 21-Nov-42 - male, a male aged unknown was On 6-Nov-1942 the German submarine U-68 sank the City of Cairo 5 days from Cape Town survivors took to lifeboats & rafts. On the 15th day a fireman jumped over the stern & was taken by sharks near Bound from Cape Town for St. Helena. An unknown shark was reported to have attacked male. The attack was fatal