Ships hit by U-boats


Panamanian Steam merchant

Amarylis under her former name Assiout. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,328 tons
Completed1918 - North of Ireland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Londonderry 
OwnerAmarylis SS Co Ltd (S.G. Embiricos), Panama 
Date of attack2 Dec 1942Nationality:      Panamanian
FateSunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position28° 14'S, 33° 24'E - Grid KP 3583
Complement37 (29 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteKosseir, Egypt - Aden - Durban 
History Completed in November 1918 as British Assiout for Moss SS Co Ltd (J. Moss & Co), Liverpool. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Maroulio for M.E. Kydoniefs, Andros. 1938 renamed Amarylis for S.G. Embiricos and registered in Panama. 
Notes on event

At 17.40 hours on 2 Dec 1942 the unescorted Amarylis was hit amidships by a G7a torpedo from U-181 and sank within 2 minutes after breaking in two. The Germans questioned six survivors on a raft and on this opportunity took a drowning sheep aboard for fresh meat.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Amarylis.

ship sunk.

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