Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||John Th. Galakis, Athens|
|Date of attack||15 Aug 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by UA (Hans Cohausz)|
|Position||35N, 20W - Grid CF 2164|
|Complement||19 (19 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Takoradi (14 Jul) - St. Vincent (5 Aug) - Workington|
|History||Built as Pacific, 1916 renamed Hornby Castle, 1929 renamed Theodoros Galakis, 1931 renamed Aspasia |
|Notes on loss|
At 22.02 hours on 15 Aug, 1940, UA fired two G7a torpedoes at the unescorted Aspasia, observed a hit and the fast sinking of the ship after a boiler explosion. The U-boat had spotted the ship about two hours earlier and left the sinking position because they heard screams.
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