Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1903 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||John Stefanopoulos, Nicolaos M. Andronicos and Ph. Philippacopoulos, Piræus|
|Date of attack||15 Jul 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-34 (Wilhelm Rollmann)|
|Position||51° 09'N, 10° 55'W - Grid AM 8784|
|Complement||23 (1 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Sunderland (10 Jul) – Piræus, Greece|
|Cargo||3090 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in August 1903 as German Captain W. Menzell for Hanseatischer Dampfer Cie (Menzell & Co), Hamburg. 1912 renamed Albert Killing for Gewerkschaft "Deutscher Kaiser", Mülheim. 1919 transferred to Belgium as war reparation. 1922 renamed Hesbaye for Cie Hanséatique Belge (Legrand & Van Regemortel), Antwerp. In July 1927 sold to Greece and renamed Dionyssios for E.D. Caravias, Ithaca. 1938 renamed Evdoxia for The Balkans & Near East Shipping Agency, Piræus. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.21 hours on 15 July 1940 the unescorted and neutral Evdoxia was hit amidships by one G7a torpedo from U-34 and sank capsizing after 10 minutes about 40 miles southwest of Bull Rock, Ireland. The U-boat had spotted the Greek flag painted on the side of the illuminated ship prior to the attack, but nevertheless attacked her with its last torpedo. One crew member was lost. The survivors, three of them wounded, were landed at Swansea.
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