Italian Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Francesco Galli fu Giovanni (Hugo Trumpy), Genoa|
|Date of attack||29 Feb 1940||Nationality: Italian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Harro von Klot-Heydenfeldt)|
|Position||52.24N, 01.59E - Grid AN 8445|
|Complement||29 (12 dead and 17 survivors).|
|Route||Marseilles - Hartlepool|
|History||Completed in May 1914 as British Elfland for Fred Drughorn Ltd, London. 1914 renamed Queen Alexandra for Queen Line Ltd (T. Dunlop & Sons), Glasgow. 1925 sold to Greece and renamed Triton for George D. Gratsos, Ithaca. 1939 sold to Italy and renamed Maria Rosa. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.32 hours on 29 Feb, 1940, the neutral Maria Rosa was hit in the foreship by one G7e torpedo from U-20 and sank by the bow. The ship had been missed by a first G7e torpedo at 21.45 hours.
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