Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,476 tons
Completed1902 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerAth N. Coulouras, Athens 
Date of attack6 Jul 1943Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-198 (Werner Hartmann)
Position24° 44'S, 35° 12'E - Grid KP 3813
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RoutePort Said - Aden - Lourenço Marques 
Cargo1550 tons of rock and salt ballast 
History Built as Lothian 1919 renamed Isfond 1921 renamed Parnon 1927 renamed Hydraios 
Notes on event

At 19.59 hours on 6 Jul 1943 the unescorted Hydraios was hit amidships by a torpedo from U-198 and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce at 20.17 hours. The Germans then questioned the survivors and confiscated the ship papers and a cashbox with 682 Egyptian Pounds from the master.


Location of attack on Hydraios.

ship sunk.

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