Ships hit by U-boats


Georgios Kyriakides

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameGeorgios Kyriakides
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,201 tons
Completed1911 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerHeirs of Nicolas G. Kyriakides, Piræus 
HomeportAndros 
Date of attack30 Jun 1940Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)
Position50° 25'N, 14° 33'W - Grid BE 3195
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
Convoy
RouteMacoris - Liverpool 
Cargo7243 tons of sugar 
History Built as Trevalgan 1929 renamed Georgios Kyriakides 
Notes on event

At 14.45 hours on 30 June 1940 the unescorted Georgios Kyriakides was hit in the bow by a torpedo from U-47 and sank southwest of Ireland.

 

Location of attack on Georgios Kyriakides.

ship sunk.


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