Ships hit by U-boats

Leonidas M. Valmas

Greek Steam merchant

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NameLeonidas M. Valmas
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,080 tons
Completed1914 - Stettiner Oderwerke AG, Stettin-Grabow 
OwnerMichael Valmas, Piræus 
Date of attack20 Aug 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateA total loss by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)
Position55° 13'N, 10° 38'W - Grid AM 2872
Complement? men (16 dead and ? survivors).
RouteHalifax - Dublin 
Cargo826 standards of timber, boards and battens 
History Built as Stern 1921 renamed Gerano 1934 renamed Leonidas M. Valmas 1935 renamed Germania 1936 renamed Leonidas M. Valmas 
Notes on event

At 21.50 hours on 20 Aug 1940 the unescorted Leonidas M. Valmas was torpedoed and badly damaged by U-46. The ship was towed to Greenock, beached in Kames Bay and declared a total loss. The wreck was broken up where it was beached.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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