Ships hit by U-boats

Mount Olympus

Greek Steam merchant

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NameMount Olympus
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,692 tons
Completed1920 - Harima Dock Co Ltd, Harima 
OwnerKulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus 
Date of attack14 May 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-561 (Robert Bartels)
Position31° 21'N, 32° 21'E - Grid CP 8186
Complement30 (3 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Durban 
History Launched as Nile Maru, completed in June 1920 as Dutch Toba for Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV, Rotterdam. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Olympus for Atlanticos SS Co Ltd (Kulukundis Bros), Athens. 
Notes on event

On 14 May 1942 the Mount Olympus struck a mine laid on 14 April by U-561 and sank off Port Said. The wreck lies in three parts in 31°19´45N/32°23´15E.


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