Ships hit by U-boats


Mount Lycabettus

Greek Steam merchant



Mount Lycabettus under her former name Turkestan. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameMount Lycabettus
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,292 tons
Completed1917 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough 
OwnerKulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus 
HomeportSyra 
Date of attack17 Mar 1942Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-373 (Paul-Karl Loeser)
Position40.15N, 61.00W - Grid CB 3818
Complement30 (30 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteBaltimore (13 Mar) - Leixos, Portugal 
CargoWheat 
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.

 

Location of attack on Mount Lycabettus.

ship sunk.


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