Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||John G.P. Livanos, Athens|
|Date of attack||15 Jan 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||33.02N, 21.58E - Grid CO 5722|
|Complement||34 (1 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Tobruk|
|History||Built as British Tregantle, 1939 sold Greece and renamed Annitsa |
|Notes on event|
At 10.31 hours on 15 Jan, 1943, U-617 fired four torpedoes at a small convoy, consisting of two merchants, the Annitsa and Harboe Jensen, escorted by the British armed trawler HMS Southern Isles. Brandi observed two hits on each merchant, that had a great effect. Both merchants were sunk in the attack.
One crew member from the Annitsa was lost. 31 survivors were rescued by the trawler and two survivors were picked up by a lifeboat from the Harboe Jensen. The survivors in the lifeboat were later also picked up by the trawler.
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