Estonian Steam merchant
|Completed||1899 - William Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||J. Michelmann & J. Adamson & Co, Pärnu|
|Date of attack||13 Dec 1939||Nationality: Estonian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-57 (Claus Korth)|
|Position||Grid AN 8447|
|Complement||17 (17 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||London (12 Dec) - Hull - Gothenburg|
Completed in November 1899 as British Southwood for C.F.Cory-Wright, London. 1914 sold to Italy and renamed Santa Croce for G. Malinconico, Torre del Greco. 1916 returned to Britain and renamed Southwood for Cambo Shipping Co, Middlesbrough. 1918 renamed Melrose Abbey for Melrose Abbey Shipping Co Ltd (F. Jones & Co), Cardiff. 1919 renamed Shenstone for B.J. Morgan & Co, Cardiff. 1925 sold to Greece and renamed Dolly for J. Mesene, Ithaka. 1927 sold to L.A. Karystinakis, Andros. 1928 sold to Estonia and renamed Mina for J. Michelmann, Pärnu. 1932 transferred to J. Michelmann & J. Adamson & Co, Pärnu.
|Notes on event|
At 19.15 hours on 13 Dec, 1939, the unescorted Mina was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-57 off Cross Sand and broke in two. The stern part sank immediately and the fore part within 30 seconds. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 19.03 hours.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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