Ships hit by U-boats


Efploia

Greek Steam merchant



Efploia under her former name Podmladak. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameEfploia
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,867 tons
Completed1911 - Irvine´s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Harbour Dock, West Hartlepool 
OwnerGeorge Christos Lemos, Athens 
HomeportChios 
Date of attack1 Sep 1940Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position55° 27'N, 13° 17'W - Grid AM 4289
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyOB-205 (straggler)
RouteLiverpool - Father Point, Quebec 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in November 1911 as British Glendene for Glendene SS Co Ltd (Milburn, Lund & Co), Whitby. 1919 renamed Severnmede for Brand-Adams SS Co Ltd (D. & T.G. Adams), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1925 renamed Doverton for Regier Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1927 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Podmladak for Parobrodarsko Akc. Drustvo Progres, Split. 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Efploia
Notes on event

At 00.55 hours on 1 Sep 1940 the Efploia, a straggler from convoy OB-205, was hit aft by a G7e torpedo from U-101 northwest of Ireland. The Germans observed that the ship settled by the stern and the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats. The survivors were picked up later that day by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr N.J.V. Thew, RN), which scuttled the wreck by gunfire in 55°43N/13°05W.

 

Location of attack on Efploia.

ship sunk.


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