Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,816 tons
Completed1906 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerSimon and Const. M. Los and E.C. Andreadis, Chios 
Date of attack9 Oct 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position58° 11'N, 13° 57'W - Grid AM 1762
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteMontreal - Cork 
CargoMaize and wheat 
History Built as Rochdale 1924 renamed Amersham 1929 renamed Delphin 
Notes on event

At 22.11 hours on 9 Oct 1940, U-103 (Schütze) attacked convoy SC-6 37 miles north-northwest of Rockall and sank two ships, Zannes Gounaris and Delphin and damaged the Graigwen, which was later sunk by U-123 (Moehle).

The Delphin remained afloat and sank during the next day at 57°46N/13°50W.


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