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SHIP NAME: Buyuk Hun KEY: NUM. ENTRIES: 3
source LMIU
type C
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material
dead 3
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Struck by missile, fire in engine-room Jun 03 1984 S of Kharg Island, during Iran-Iraq hostilities Fire extinguished Jun 4 Towed in prev Jun 7. Three dead


source Navios
type C
volume
material
dead 3
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Exocet from fixed wing. 3 killed. CTL. Turkish ship.


source Hooke
type C
volume
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dead 3
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The 153,274 dwt Turkish motor tanker Buyuk Hun was on a ballast passage from Tutunciftlik to Kharg Island when she was struck by two Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi Super Etendard while about 36 miles south of Kharg Is in lat 28.36N, long 50.42E at about 1030 am on June 3, 1984. Three of her crew died and another two were injured when the missiles slammed into her engine room and accommodations, causing a massive fire. CTL.