Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Richardson, Duck & Co, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Charalambos Th. Bulgaris, Andros|
|Date of attack||25 Jun 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||49.30N, 44.00W - Grid BC 2684|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Swansea - Milford Haven (13 Jun) - Montreal|
Laid down as Tavian, completed in January 1912 as British Indianola for Leyland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool.
1914 seized by Germany in Hamburg and used as balloon vessel. Since March 1915 used as mothership for six small minesweepers in the Auxiliary Minesweeping-Division Swinemünde. 1917 attached to the I. and in October to the III. Minesweeping-Division. In January 1918 transferred to the III. Minesweeping-Flottilla.
On 16 Oct, 1917, torpedoed and damaged by the British submarine HMS C-27 in the Gulf of Riga. Repaired.
In 1919 returned to her British owner and 1930 sold to Greece and renamed Anna Bulgaris.
|Notes on loss|
At 04.36 hours on 25 Jun, 1941, the unescorted Anna Bulgaris was hit aft by a stern torpedo from U-77 south of Cape Farewell. The U-boat had spotted the ship at 21.36 hours the day before and hit her with a dud at 00.30 hours. The Germans observed how the survivors abandoned ship in lifeboats before she sank, but no one was ever found.
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