Ships hit by U-boats


Rinos

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameRinos
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,649 tons
Completed1919 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland 
OwnerLeonidas A. Embiricos, Piræus 
HomeportAndros 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-402 (Siegfried Freiherr von Forstner)
Position52° 30'N, 45° 30'W - Grid AJ 8674
Complement31 (8 dead and 23 survivors).
ConvoySC-107
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Hull 
Cargo6151 tons of general cargo and vehicles 
History Built as Westcliff 1920 renamed Ullstad 1936 renamed Rinos 
Notes on event

Between 04.10 and 04.13 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-402 fired 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 the other torpedoes hit the Dalcroy and Rinos.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Rinos.

ship sunk.


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