Ships hit by U-boats

Efthalia Mari

Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameEfthalia Mari
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,195 tons
Completed1919 - North of Ireland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Londonderry 
OwnerNicolaos Michael Maris, Andros 
Date of attack5 Aug 1943Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-177 (Robert Gysae)
Position24° 21'S, 48° 55'E - Grid KR 1543
Complement43 (1 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteDurban - Lourenço Marques - Suez - Alexandria 
Cargo4802 tons of coal 
History Completed in April 1919 as British Amarna for Moss SS Co Ltd (J. Moss & Co), Liverpool. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Efthalia Mari for N.M. Maris, Andros. 
Notes on event

At 17.45 hours on 5 Aug 1943 the unescorted Efthalia Mari was hit by two torpedoes from U-177 and sank after 8 minutes east of Madagascar. The ship had been spotted in the morning by using the Bachstelze autogyro. The Germans questioned survivors in a lifeboat before leaving the area.


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