Ships hit by U-boats

Anastassios Pateras

Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameAnastassios Pateras
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,382 tons
Completed1914 - J. Blumer & Co Ltd, North Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerAnastassios Pateras & Sons, Chios 
Date of attack6 Jul 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)
Position49° 30'N, 66° 30'W - Grid BA 3911
Complement29 (3 dead and 26 survivors).
RouteMontreal - Father Point - Sydney - UK 
Cargo4934 tons of grain and trucks 
History Completed in July 1914 as British Ennisbrook for The Brook SS Co Ltd (Miller & Richards), London. 1921 sold to Greece and renamed Svorono for C. Doresa & Co, Cephalonia. 1926 renamed Anastassios Pateras for D.A. Pateras, Chios. 
Notes on event

At 05.21 and 05.22 hours on 6 July 1942, U-132 fired torpedoes at convoy QS-15 and reported three ships with 13.000 tons sunk. In fact only two ships, the Anastassios Pateras and the Hainaut were hit and sunk.

The Anastassios Pateras remained afloat for some time, but later sank in 49°12N/66°55W.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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