Ships hit by U-boats

Dimitrios G. Thermiotis

Greek Steam merchant

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NameDimitrios G. Thermiotis
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,271 tons
Completed1906 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow 
OwnerAlkiviadis M. Takakis, Athens 
Date of attack18 Jan 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-86 (Walter Schug)
Position48° 00'N, 51° 45'W - Grid BC 4110
Complement33 (33 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-63 (straggler)
RouteDemerara, British Guiana - Sydney, CB - London 
Cargo6146 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in November 1906 as British Janeta for SS Janeta Co Ltd (Maclay & McIntyre), Glasgow. 1929 sold to Greece and renamed Dimitrios G. Thermiotis for Alkiviadis M. Takakis, Andros. 
Notes on event

At 06.13 hours on 18 Jan 1942 the unescorted Dimitrios G. Thermiotis (Master Georgios A. Gennadios), a straggler from station #44 in convoy SC-63, was hit on the starboard side aft of the funnel by one G7e torpedo from U-86 and sank by the stern within five minutes about 50 miles northeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The ship had been missed with a G7e torpedo at 05.50 hours.

On boardWe have details of 27 people who were on board

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