Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - North of Ireland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Londonderry|
|Owner||Nicolaos Michael Maris, Andros|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-177 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||24.21S, 48.55E - Grid KR 1543|
|Complement||43 (1 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Durban - Lourenço Marques - Suez - Alexandria|
|Cargo||4802 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in April 1919 as British Amarna for Moss SS Co Ltd (J. Moss & Co), Liverpool. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Efthalia Mari for N.M. Maris, Andros. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.45 hours on 5 Aug, 1943, the unescorted Efthalia Mari was hit by two torpedoes from U-177 and sank after 8 minutes east of Madagascar. The ship had been spotted in the morning by using the Bachstelze autogyro. The Germans questioned survivors in a lifeboat before leaving the area.
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