Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1904 - R. Craggs & Sons Ltd, Tees Dockyard, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Evangelos P. Nomikos, Piræus|
|Date of attack||28 Jan 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-44 (Ludwig Mathes)|
|Position||40° 15'N, 13° 18'W - Grid CG 1888|
|Complement||25 (25 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Sunderland (20 Jan) - The Downs (22 Jan) - Rosario, Argentina|
|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.
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