Ships hit by U-boats


Flora

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameFlora
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,980 tons
Completed1904 - R. Craggs & Sons Ltd, Tees Dockyard, Middlesbrough 
OwnerEvangelos P. Nomikos, Piræus 
HomeportPiræus 
Date of attack28 Jan 1940Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-44 (Ludwig Mathes)
Position40° 15'N, 13° 18'W - Grid CG 1888
Complement25 (25 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteSunderland (20 Jan) - The Downs (22 Jan) - Rosario, Argentina 
CargoCoal 
History Completed in July 1904 as Panaghi Vagliano for A.S. Vagliano, Cephalonia. 1934 renamed Flora for Evangelos P. Nomikos, Piræus. 
Notes on event

At 20.00 hours on 28 January 1940 U-44 fired one G7e from a stern torpedo tube at a southbound Greek steamer in clear weather about 200 miles west of Figueira da Foz and reported that the ship sank by the stern within nine minutes after being hit aft. This must have been the Flora which was reported missing after leaving The Downs on 22 January.

 

Location of attack on Flora.

ship sunk.


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