Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,466 tons
Completed1919 - Sun Shipbuilding Co, Chester PA 
OwnerC.M. Lemos, Piræus 
Date of attack1 Jul 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)
Position46° 20'N, 14° 30'W - Grid BE 6843
Complement25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteBuenos Aires - Avonmouth 
History Completed in November 1919 as American Hanover for the US Shipping Board and later handed over to Lykes Bros SS Co Inc, Port Arthur. 1939 sold to Greece and renamed Adamastos
Notes on event

At 19.17 hours on 1 Jul 1940 the unescorted Adamastos was stopped by U-29 southwest of Ireland. The crew abandoned ship immediately when the U-boat surfaced nearby. The Germans then boarded the ship for fresh provisions and sank her by gunfire.


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