Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,729 tons
Completed1915 - Irvine’s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Middleton Shipyard, West Hartlepool 
OwnerPateras Bros, Piræus 
Date of attack6 Sep 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-165 (Eberhard Hoffmann)
Position49° 10'N, 66° 50'W - Grid BA 3836
Complement31 (2 dead and 29 survivors).
RouteThree Rivers - UK 
Cargo1824 standards of lumber and 1490 tons of steel 
History Completed in August 1915 as Gambia River for British Empire Steam Navigaton Co Ltd (Houlder Bros & Co), Liverpool. 1933 registered in Panama as Mount Pentelikon for Atlanticos SS Co Ltd & E.G. Culucundis & S.C. Costomeni, Panama. 1934 sold to Greece and renamed Aeas
Notes on event

During the night of 6/7 Sep 1942, U-165 attacked convoy QS-33 in the St. Lawrence river and reported the sinking of three ships with 19.000 tons. In fact, the Aeas and HMCS Raccoon were hit and sunk.


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