Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,875 tons
Completed1917 - Kawasaki Dockyard Co Ltd, Kobe 
OwnerXilas Brothers and A. Constantinidis, Chios 
Date of attack19 Oct 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position57° 00'N, 11° 30'W - Grid AM 2957
Complement26 (22 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteMontreal - Garston 
CargoSteel, lead and zinc 
History Completed in September 1917 as War Lion for The Shipping Controller, managed by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1919 renamed Jebba for Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 1930 laid up and 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Thalia for Tramp Developement Co, London. 
Notes on event

At 01.55 hours on 19 Oct 1940 the Thalia in convoy SC-7 was hit in the bow by a G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank in 40 seconds.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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