Leonidas Z. Cambanis
Greek Steam merchant
|Name||Leonidas Z. Cambanis|
|Completed||1917 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Mina L. Cambanis, Athens|
|Date of attack||3 Apr 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-74 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)|
|Position||58.12N, 27.40W - Grid AK 3621|
|Complement||29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax - Swansea|
|Cargo||6500 tons of wheat|
|History||Built as Llanover, 1917 renamed Linmore, 1920 renamed Shannonmede, 1924 renamed Harpalyce, 1928 renamed Littleton, 1932 renamed Leonidas Z. Cambanis |
|Notes on event|
At 05.00 and 05.01 hours on 3 Apr, 1941, U-74 fired two torpedoes at the convoy SC-26 and observed two detonations and saw one ship sinking after ten minutes. Kentrat reported two ships sunk, but probably both torpedoes hit the Leonidas Z. Cambanis.
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