Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Ath N. Coulouras, Athens|
|Date of attack||6 Jul 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-198 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||24.44S, 35.12E - Grid KP 3813|
|Complement||40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Port Said - Aden - Lourenço Marques|
|Cargo||1550 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.
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