Ships hit by U-boats

Elena R.

Greek Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameElena R.
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,576 tons
Completed1917 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerAntonios Roussos and Tramp Shipping Development Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack22 Nov 1939Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-26 (Klaus Ewerth)
Position50° 30'N, 2° 21'W - Grid BF 3145
Complement24 (0 dead and 24 survivors).
RouteRosario (13 Oct) - Buenos Aires - Pernambuco - St. Vincent (10 Nov) - Antwerp 
History Completed in December 1917 as American Munindies for Munson SS Lines Inc, New York. 1937 sold to Greece and renamed Elena R.
Notes on event

At 23.00 hours on 22 November 1939 the Elena R. struck a mine laid on 10 September by U-26 and sank two miles south of Shambles Light Vessel. The survivors reached the Light Vessel on their own.


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