Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,854 tons
Completed1907 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerG.C. Dracoulis, Athens 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position57° 14'N, 10° 38'W - Grid AM 2928
Complement28 (1 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteSydney - Garston 
Cargo5426 tons of sulphur 
History Built as Maylands 1920 renamed Maymead 1922 renamed Islemoor 1927 rename Niritos

On 11 Mar 1940, the Niritos was damaged by a mine laid on 9 March by the German auxiliary minelayer Schiff 11/Ulm in 51°25N/01°45E. 

Notes on event

At 23.30 hours on 18 Oct 1940 the Niritos in convoy SC-7 was hit by one torpedo from U-99 and sank.


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