Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,554 tons
Completed1910 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerZephyros SS Co Ltd, Argostoli 
Date of attack17 Oct 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)
Position58° 56'N, 13° 03'W - Grid AM 1632
Complement29 (4 dead and 25 survivors).
ConvoySC-7 (straggler)
RouteSorel, PQ (29 Sep) - Sydney, CB - Manchester 
Cargo6276 tons of wheat 
History Completed in August 1910 as Cedar Branch for Nautilus Steam Shipping Co Ltd (F. & W. Ritson), Sunderland. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Aenos for A. Lusi Ltd, Argostoli. 1937 sold to Zephyros SS Co Ltd, Argostoli. 
Notes on event

At 09.57 hours on 17 Oct 1940 the unescorted Aenos (Master Dionisisos Laskaratos), a straggler from station #74 in convoy SC-7, was missed by a G7e torpedo from U-38 about 80 miles north-northeast of Rockall. The U-boat then surfaced and shelled the ship until she sank at 10.52 hours. Four crew members were lost. The master and 24 crew members were picked up after five hours by the Canadian steam merchant Eaglescliffe Hall (Master Charles Madsen), another straggler from the same convoy. The survivors were landed at Gourock in the morning of 20 October.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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