Estonian Steam merchant
|Completed||1885 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ed. Lass, J. Lambut, J. Aguraiuja, Tallinn|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1939||Nationality: Estonian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||Grid AN 5341|
|Complement||18 (18 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tyne (5 Dec) - Gothenburg|
|History||Launched as Lilly, completed as Georgia for William Gray, West Hartlepool. 1894 sold to S.V. Symondson, London and 1898 transferred to Southdown SS Co Ltd (Bell, Symondson & Co), London. 1902 sold to Sweden for Ångfartygs-A/B Kattegat (N.T. Pyk), Helsingborg. 1916 sold to Rederi-A/B Kistransport (Lloyd Lundström), Helsingborg. 1919 renamed Lord for Rederi-A/B Vala (O.A. Börjesson), Helsingborg. 1929 renamed Arne for Rederi-A/B Strandvik (N.P. Lundh), Landskrona. 1939 sold to Estonia and renamed Agu. |
|Notes on loss|
At 07.54 hours on 6 Dec, 1939, U-31 fired a torpedo at a small steamer and observed how the ship sank immediately after being hit amidships. The victim was probably Agu (Master J. Lambert) which had left Tyne on 5 December and was never heard of again.
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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