Latvian Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Fricis Grauds, Riga|
|Date of attack||25 Jan 1940||Nationality: Latvian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-19 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||55° 42'N, 1° 30'W - Grid AN 5186|
|Complement||31 (1 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Blyth - Liepaja|
|History||Completed in May 1906 as Strathyre for Strathyre SS Co Ltd (Burrell & Son), Glasgow. In August 1914 seized by Germany at Emden and used as mine depot ship. Returned to owners in December 1918. 1919 renamed Bellview for Hereford Shipping Co Ltd (J. Bell & Co), Hull. 1920 renamed Louisiana for Fothergill & Nelson Ltd, Hull. 1921 sold to Belgium and renamed Louvain for Armement Deppe, Antwerp. In September 1936 sold to Latvia and renamed Everene. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.12 hours on 25 Jan 1940 the unescorted Everene was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-19 and sank slowly by the stern five miles off Longstone Lighthouse, Farne Island. The survivors were picked up by the British fishing vessels Dole and Evesham.
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