Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||Zephyros SS Co Ltd, Argostoli|
|Date of attack||17 Oct 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||58.56N, 13.03W - Grid AM 1632|
|Complement||29 (4 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Sorel, PQ (29 Sep) - Sydney, CB - Manchester|
|Cargo||6276 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in August 1910 as Cedar Branch for Nautilus Steam Shipping Co Ltd (F. & W. Ritson), Sunderland. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Aenos for A. Lusi Ltd, Argostoli. 1937 sold to Zephyros SS Co Ltd, Argostoli. |
|Notes on event|
At 09.57 hours on 17 Oct, 1940, the unescorted Aenos (Master Dionisisos Laskaratos), a straggler from station #74 in convoy SC-7, was missed by a G7e torpedo from U-38 about 80 miles north-northeast of Rockall. The U-boat then surfaced and shelled the ship until she sank at 10.52 hours. Four crew members were lost. The master and 24 crew members were picked up after five hours by the Canadian steam merchant Eaglescliffe Hall (Master Charles Madsen), another straggler from the same convoy. The survivors were landed at Gourock in the morning of 20 October.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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