Ships hit by U-boats


Elena R.

Greek Steam merchant



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NameElena R.
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,576 tons
Completed1917 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerAntonios Roussos and Tramp Shipping Development Co Ltd, London 
HomeportChios 
Date of attack22 Nov 1939Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-26 (Klaus Ewerth)
Position50° 30'N, 2° 21'W - Grid BF 3145
Complement24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).
Convoy
RouteRosario - Antwerp 
CargoGrain 
History Built as Munindies 1937 renamed Elena R. 
Notes on event

At 23.00 hours on 22 Nov 1939 the Elena R. struck a mine laid on 10 September by U-26 and sank two miles south of Shambles Light Vessel. The survivors reached the Light Vessel on their own.

 

Location of attack on Elena R..

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