Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Korthion under her former name Noordwijk. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,116 tons
Completed1909 - NV Scheepswerf Voorheen Jan Smit Czn, Alblasserdam 
OwnerGoulandris Bros, Piræus 
Date of attack14 Apr 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)
Position12° 50'N, 60° 30'W - Grid ED 9619
Complement23 (14 dead and 9 survivors).
RouteParamaribo - St. Thomas - New York 
History Completed in June 1909 as Dutch Noordwijk for NV Mij SS Nordwijk (Erhardt & Dekkers), Rotterdam. 1933 sold to Greece and renamed Korthion
Notes on event

At 16.36 hours on 14 April 1942 the unescorted Korthion was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-66 and sank immediately south of Barbados.

On boardWe have details of 23 people who were on board

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