Ships hit by U-boats


Ellin

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameEllin
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,917 tons
Completed1938 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerS.G. Embiricos Ltd, Athens 
HomeportAndros 
Date of attack18 Feb 1940Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position - Grid BF 7582
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteCardiff - Piraeus 
CargoCoal 
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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