Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Ateliers & Chantiers de St.Nazaire (Penhoët) SA, St.Nazaire|
|Owner||Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||11 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||42.13N, 11.20W - Grid CG 1372|
|Complement||24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Route||to New York|
|History||Built as Union, 1934 renamed Mount Hymettus for J.A. Cosmetto and Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus |
|Notes on event|
At 23.03 hours on 10 Jun, 1940, the Mount Hymettus was stopped by U-101, which had chased the ship since 18.00 hours and the master was ordered to come to the U-boat with the papers. At 00.30 hours, Frauenheim spotted another U-boat and was not sure about its identity, dived when he observed that the unknown U-boat dived and fired a torpedo at the steamer, but it understeered the target. The other U-boat was U-43 (Ambrosius).
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