Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Société Commerciale et d´Armement SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||3 Jun 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-180 (Werner Musenberg)|
|Position||07.14S, 18.41W - Grid FL 3816|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Santos - Freetown - Belfast|
|Cargo||2975 tons of general cargo, including bauxite, castor seed and poplar wood|
|History||Completed in December 1917 as British War Heather for The Shipping Controller, managed by Glen & Co Ltd, Glasgow. 1919 sold to Belgium and renamed Menapier for Lloyd Royal Belge SA, Antwerp. 1932 sold to Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Boris for Société Commericale de Maritime Vlasov, Syra. 1935 sold to Société Commerciale et d'Armement SA, Piræus. |
|Notes on loss|
At 23.40 hours on 3 Jun, 1943, the unescorted Boris was hit by one of three torpedoes from U-180 west of Ascension Island. The ship remained afloat on her load of wood and had to be sunk by two coups de grâce at 23.52 hours. The Germans questioned the survivors before leaving the area.
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