Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

We don't have a picture of this vessel at this time.

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,174 tons
Completed1940 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerEllerman & Papayanni Lines Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack20 Jan 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Herbert Kuppisch)
Position61° 14'N, 12° 05'W - Grid AE 8956
Complement44 (44 dead - no survivors)
RouteHull - New York 
History Completed in April 1940 
Notes on event

At 00.42 hours on 20 Jan 1941, U-94 fired one G7a torpedo at an unescorted freighter after chasing the ship for about eight hours. The vessel was hit amidships and sank vertically by the stern after 42 seconds about 140 miles west-southwest of the Faroe Islands. This must have been the Florian (Master Laurence Robert Mann) which was reported missing in the North Atlantic after 20 January. The master, 41 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 44 people who were on board

If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats