Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Maris A. Embiricos, Athens|
|Date of attack||20 Nov 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||25° 42'S, 33° 27'E - Grid KP 5322|
|Complement||32 (11 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques (19 Nov) - Mombasa - Aden|
|Cargo||5035 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in July 1910 as British Bideford for Tatem Steam Navigation Co Ltd (W.J. Tatem & Co), Cardiff. 1922 renamed North Anglia for North Shipping Co Ltd (Hugh Roberts & Son), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Corinthiakos for M.A. Embiricos, Andros. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.24 hours on 20 November 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Corinthiakos (Master Leonidas Alexandrou Paleokraosas) was hit on starboard side aft by one G7a torpedo from U-181 and sank within two minutes 35 miles northeast by east of Inhaca Lighthouse. The master and ten crew members were lost. The U-boat picked up a man swimming in the water and transferred him to one of the two lifeboats in which the crew had abandoned ship and questioned the men. 19 survivors reached Inhaca later that day, were picked up by the Portuguese tug Chaimite and landed at Lourenço Marques at 16.30 hours on 20 November. Two survivors were picked up by the British motor merchant Gurjarat at 13.30 hours on 21 November.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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