Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,661 tons
Completed1915 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerBasil C. and John C. Koutsoukos, Andros 
Date of attack16 Jan 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-44 (Ludwig Mathes)
Position48° 30'N, 9° 10'W - Grid BF 1886
Complement31 (31 dead - no survivors)
RouteAntwerp (13 Jan) - Key West 
History Completed in April 1915 as Hartfield for Woodfield Steam Shipping Co Ltd (Woods, Tylor & Brown), London. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Panachrandos
Notes on event

At 06.11 hours on 16 January 1940 the neutral and unescorted Panachrandos (Master Vasilios Ioannis Katsikis) was hit on the port side amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-44 about 185 miles west of Brest. The ship broke in two with its bow and stern raising steeply out of the water and disappearing within three minutes.

On boardWe have details of 27 people who were on board

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