Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||Leonidas A. Embiricos, Piræus|
|Date of attack||2 Nov 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)|
|Position||52° 30'N, 45° 30'W - Grid AJ 8674|
|Complement||31 (5 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Halifax (27 Oct) - Hull|
|Cargo||6151 tons of general cargo and vehicles|
|History||Completed in March 1919 as British Westcliff for Cliffside Shipping Co Ltd (W. Reay-Smith & J.W. Morrison), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1920 sold to Norway and renamed Ullstad for Grefstads Rederi A/S (Bendix J. Grefstad), Arendal. In September 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Rinos. |
|Notes on event|
Between 04.10 and 04.23 hours on 2 November 1942 U-402 fired five torpedoes at the convoy SC-107 about 500 miles east of Belle Isle and reported three ships sunk. One hit was observed on a Geraldine Mary type vessel in station #11 of the convoy, but this was possibly a detonation near the ship, while two other torpedoes hit the Dalcroy and Rinos.
The Rinos (Master Dimitrios Lekkas) in station #13 was struck by one torpedo on port side and sank within five minutes. 5 crew members were lost. The master and 25 crew members (the ship was only armed with anti-aircraft guns) had abandoned ship immediately after the hit in a moderate sea, were picked up after about 90 minutes by the British rescue ship Stockport (Master Thomas Ernest Fea, OBE) and landed at Reykjavik on 8 November.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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