Ships hit by U-boats


Konstantinos Hadjipateras

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameKonstantinos Hadjipateras
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,962 tons
Completed1913 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn C. and Adamantios C. Hadjipateras, Piræus 
HomeportPiræus 
Date of attack24 Oct 1939Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-19 (Hans Meckel)
Position53° 18'N, 0° 37'E - Grid AN 7344
Complement? men (4 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteBoston - Tyne 
Cargo8412 tons of scrap iron 
History Built as Den of Ewnie 1916 renamed Pinemore 1923 renamed Lesreaulx 1927 renamed Calandplein 1935 renamed Konstantinos Hadjipateras 
Notes on event

At 09.00 hours on 24 Oct 1939 the Konstantinos Hadjipateras struck a mine laid on 16 October by U-19 and sank near Inner Dowsing Light vessel. The survivors were picked up by the Gorleston lifeboat Louise Stephens.

The wreck lying in 53°18´36N/00°36´57E was dispersed in July 1947.

 

Location of attack on Konstantinos Hadjipateras.

ship sunk.


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