Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - North of Ireland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Londonderry|
|Owner||Amarylis SS Co Ltd (S.G. Embiricos), Panama|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||28.14S, 33.24E - Grid KP 3583|
|Complement||37 (29 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Kosseir, 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 board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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