Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Diamantis J. Pateras & Sons, Chios|
|Date of attack||3 Oct 1939||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-35 (Werner Lott)|
|Position||Grid BF 2479|
|Complement||28 (0 dead and 28 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown - Barrow-in-Furness|
|Cargo||7700 tons of manganese ore|
|History||Built as Hindustan, 1918 renamed Korean Prince, 1934 renamed Diamantis |
|Notes on loss|
About 15.40 hours on 3 Oct, 1939, the Diamantis (Master Panagos Pateras) was hit by one torpedo from U-35 and sank 40 miles west of the Scilly Islands. She had been stopped in bad weather by the U-boat at 13.15 hours and the crew was ordered to abandon ship. After the first two G7a torpedoes fired exploded prematurely, a G7e torpedo was fired and worked correctly. Because the lifeboats were not suited for use in the bad weather, Lott decided to take all crew members aboard and landed them the next day in Dingle Bay, Ireland.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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