Ships hit by U-boats

Antonis Georgandis

Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameAntonis Georgandis
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,557 tons
Completed1915 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerGeorgandis Bros, Piræus 
Date of attack14 Jun 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position42° 45'N, 16° 20'W - Grid CF 3235
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteRosario - St. Vincent (5 Jun) - Limerick 
CargoMaize 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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