Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,059 tons
Completed1904 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerT. Papadimitriou, Piræus 
Date of attack25 Jun 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position51° 00'N, 41° 00'W - Grid AJ 9976
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOG-65 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool (9 Jun) - River Mersey (14 Jun) - Wabana, Newfoundland 
History Completed in October 1904 as Luchana for Clyde Commercial Steamships Ltd (Donald & Taylor), Glasgow. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Ellinico for Sardi, Andreadaki & Stavridi, Piræus. 
Notes on event

At 06.20 hours on 25 June 1941 the Ellinico, dispersed from convoy OG-65, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-108 and sank by the stern within three minutes. The ship had been spotted at 20.37 hours the day before and missed with two torpedoes just after midnight.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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