Ships hit by U-boats


Radames

Egyptian Steam merchant


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NameRadames
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,575 tons
Completed1903 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerAlbert Klat, Alexandria 
HomeportAlexandria 
Date of attack25 May 1941Nationality:      Egyptian
 
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position06.00N, 12.00W - Grid ET 6937
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteVizagapatam - Barry Roads 
Cargo1100 tons of iron ore, 2915 tons of groundnuts and 996 tons of groundnut cake 
History Completed in September 1903 as Dumbarton for SS Dumbarton Co Ltd (H. MacLean), Glasgow. 1907 renamed Overdale for SS Overdale Co Ltd (Babtie & Co), Glasgow. 1926 renamed Winslow for Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, London. 1930 sold to Belgium and renamed Fernand Colignon for Armement Colignon SA, Antwerp. 1932 sold to Egypt and renamed Radames for Albert Klat, Alexandria. 
Notes on event

At 16.31 hours on 25 May, 1941, the unescorted Radames was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-103 after being chased for about five hours and sank slowly by the stern about 80 miles from Monrovia, Liberia.

 

Location of attack on Radames.

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