Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Sir Raylton Dixon & Co Ltd, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Constantine J. Carras & Others, Chios|
|Date of attack||19 Mar 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-333 (Werner Schwaff)|
|Position||54° 05'N, 24° 19'W - Grid AL 4854|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - New York - Belfast|
|History||Completed in October 1918 as British steam tanker War Spartan for The Shipping controller, managed by Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd. 1919 converted to the steam merchant Taxandrier for Lloyd Royal Belge (Great Britain) Ltd, London. 1923 registered in Belgium for Lloyd Royal Belge SA, Antwerp. 1927 sold to Britain and renamed Kinross for Sutherland SS Co Ltd (B.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd), Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 1934 sold to Greece and renamed Carras for Carras Bros, Chios. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.42 hours on 19 March 1943, U-666 (Engel) attacked convoy SC-122 and observed three hits after 3 minutes 15 seconds, 3 minutes 20 seconds and 3 minutes 30 seconds, the second ship sinking in three minutes. However, according to Allied reports only the Carras was hit and she remained afloat until she was sunk by a coup de grâce from U-333 at 21.28 hours. The survivors were picked up by the British rescue ship Zamalek and landed at the Clyde on 22 March.
Attack entries for Carras
|19 Mar 1943||U-666||Herbert Engel||Damaged||5,234|
|19 Mar 1943||U-333||Oblt. Werner Schwaff||Sunk||5,234|
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