Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Georgandis Bros, Piræus|
|Date of attack||14 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||42° 45'N, 16° 20'W - Grid CF 3235|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - St. Vincent (5 Jun) - Limerick|
|Cargo||Maize and wheat|
|History||Built as Rijndijk 1930 renamed Antonis Georgandis |
|Notes on event|
At 08.54 hours on 14 June 1940 the unescorted Antonis Georgandis was stopped with two rounds from the 20mm AA gun by U-101 northwest of Cape Finisterre. The ship had been missed by a G7e torpedo at 08.20 hours. The crew abandoned ship before the Germans had controlled the papers, which showed anyway that they were transporting cargo for Britain. The U-boat then sank the ship with 91 rounds from the deck gun.
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