Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||S.G. Embiricos Ltd, Athens|
|Date of attack||18 Feb 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||44° 03'N, 9° 42'W - Grid BF 7582|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Piraeus|
|History||Completed in March 1938 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.45 hours on 18 February 1940 the unescorted and neutral Ellin was hit on port side forward by one G7e torpedo from U-37 about 60 miles north-northwest of Cape Villano. The hit had not much effect and the ship only settled slowly by the bow, so at 01.09 hours a second torpedo was fired as coup de grâce that struck amidships and caused the ship to sink immediately after breaking in two. The survivors were rescued by the Spanish fishing trawler Manin.
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