Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-373 (Paul-Karl Loeser)|
|Position||40.15N, 61.00W - Grid CB 3818|
|Complement||30 (30 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Baltimore (13 Mar) - Leixos, Portugal|
|History||Completed in November 1917 as British War Flower for The Shipping Controller, managed by G. Pyman & Co. 1919 renamed Turkestan for Hindustan Steam Shipping Co Ltd (Common Bros), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Lycabettus for Atlanticos SS Co (Kulukundis Bros), Syra. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.08 hours on 17 Mar, 1942, U-373 sank an unescorted ship with two torpedoes. This vessel must have been Mount Lycabettus, which was reported missing after 14 March. The Germans observed three lifeboats at the sinking position, but no survivors were ever found.
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