Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,439 tons
Completed1914 - Antwerp Engineering Co Ltd, Hoboken 
OwnerGeorge N. Condylis, Andros 
Date of attack10 Aug 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-438 (Rudolf Franzius)
Position57° 00'N, 22° 30'W - Grid AL 2913
Complement35 (9 dead and 26 survivors).
RouteSorel - Sydney - London 
Cargo6924 tons of grain and trucks 
History Completed in May 1914 as British Lowther Castle for Lancashire Shipping Co Ltd (J. Chambers & Co), Liverpool. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Condylis
Notes on event

At 12.20 hours on 10 Aug 1942, U-660 (Baur) fired a single torpedo, followed one minute later by a spread of two and then another single torpedo at convoy SC-94 south of Iceland from the starboard side. They heard a detonation after 47 seconds, two more after 1 minute 30 seconds and a fourth after another 50 seconds. At 12.21 hours, U-438 attacked convoy from the port side and observed a detonation after 2 minutes 30 seconds.
The Condylis was struck by a torpedo on both the port and the starboard side, so she must have been hit by both U-boats. The Oregon, Empire Reindeer and Cape Race were all hit on the starboard side and so must have been hit by U-660. The Oregon was only damaged and fell behind convoy where she was finished off by U-438 later that day.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Attack entries for Condylis

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
10 Aug 1942U-660Oblt. Götz BaurDamaged4,439  
10 Aug 1942U-438Kptlt. Rudolf FranziusSunk4,439  

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