Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Irvine´s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Harbour Dock, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||George Christos Lemos, Athens|
|Date of attack||1 Sep 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||55° 27'N, 13° 17'W - Grid AM 4289|
|Complement||27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Father Point, Quebec|
|History||Completed in November 1911 as British Glendene for Glendene SS Co Ltd (Milburn, Lund & Co), Whitby. 1919 renamed Severnmede for Brand-Adams SS Co Ltd (D. & T.G. Adams), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1925 renamed Doverton for Regier Shipping Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1927 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Podmladak for Parobrodarsko Akc. Drustvo Progres, Split. 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Efploia. |
|Notes on event|
At 00.55 hours on 1 September 1940 the unescorted Efploia, a straggler from convoy OB-205, was hit aft by a G7e torpedo from U-101 about 130 miles northwest of Ireland. The Germans observed that the ship settled by the stern and the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats. The survivors were picked up later that day by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr N.J.V. Thew, RN), which scuttled the wreck by gunfire in 55°43N/13°05W.
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