Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec|
|Owner||Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||14 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||50° 03'N, 10° 05'W - Grid BF 1526|
|Complement||24 (4 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Galveston - London|
|Cargo||General cargo and timber|
|History||Completed in November 1919 as French Alsace II for Cie Française d'Armement & d'Importation de Nitrate de Soude, Dunkirk. 1934 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Myrto for J.A. Cosmetto and Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus. |
|Notes on event|
At 19.11 hours on 14 Jun 1940 the Mount Myrto was missed by two stern torpedoes from U-38, which had followed her since five hours. The U-boat then surfaced and began shelling the ship with 53 rounds. After the shelling, the U-boat accidentally dived, leaving six men of the gun crew in the water, which were picked up after 10 minutes. At 19.58 hours, the ship was hit by a coup de grâce near the bridge, but the ship did not sink due her load of timber and Liebe decided to leave the wrecked vessel because the convoy HX-47 came in sight some minutes later. The master and three crew members were lost.
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