Ships hit by U-boats


Zannes Gounaris

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameZannes Gounaris
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,407 tons
Completed1907 - R. Craggs & Sons, Tees Dockyard, Middlesbrough 
OwnerAntonios Z. Gounaris, Athens 
HomeportAndros 
Date of attack9 Oct 1940Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)
Position58° 11'N, 13° 57'W - Grid AM 1762
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoySC-6
RouteTampa, Florida - Garston 
CargoPhosphate rock 
History Completed in April 1907 as British Fitzclarence for Fitzclarence SS Co Ltd (Burrell & Son), Glasgow. 1913 renamed River Araxes for Stanley & John Thompson Ltd, London. 1926 sold to Greece and renamed Alexandros for A.T. Callinicos. 1929 renamed Tuscania for L. Pittaluga. 1930 renamed Zannes Gounaris for Antonios Z. Gounaris, Athens. 
Notes on event

At 22.11 hours on 9 Oct 1940, U-103 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).

 

Location of attack on Zannes Gounaris.

ship sunk.


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