Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,693 tons
Completed1912 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne 
OwnerThrasyvoulos L. Boyazides & Co, Athens 
Date of attack30 Oct 1939Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position49° 25'N, 11° 18'W - Grid BF 1711
Complement? men (22 dead and ? survivors).
RouteSwansea - Halifax 
Cargo3450 tons of french nuts and 2158 tons of anthracite cobbles 
History Built as Thessalia 1919 renamed Forfar 1922 renamed Thrasyvoulos 
Notes on event

At 11.30 hours on 30 Oct 1939 the neutral Thrasyvoulos was stopped by signals from U-37 and the inspection of the papers revealed that she was carrying contraband. The ship was sunk by a torpedo at 12.12 hours after the crew had abandoned ship in three lifeboats.


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