Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,531 tons
Completed1904 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerD.J. Goulandris, Athens 
Date of attack17 Jul 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)
Position48° 05'N, 10° 25'W - Grid BF 1798
Complement28 (1 dead and 27 survivors).
Routeto Dublin 
Cargo5801 tons of grain 
History Built as Blue Jacket 1915 renamed Tynemede 1920 renamed Leamington 1925 renamed Naftilos 
Notes on event

At 00.05 hours on 17 July 1940, U-34 began shelling the Naftilos until she sank at 01.10 hours. All 28 crew members abandoned ship safely, but one man later died of wounds.


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