Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||S.G. Embiricos Ltd, Athens|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||Grid BF 7582|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Piraeus|
|History||Completed in March 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.45 hours on 18 Feb, 1940, the unescorted Ellin was hit by a torpedo from U-37 about 25 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. The hit had not much effect, so at 01.09 hours a second torpedo was fired that struck amidships and caused the ship to sink immediately after breaking in two. The survivors were rescued by the Spanish fishing trawler Manin.
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