Violando N. Goulandris
Greek Steam merchant
|Name||Violando N. Goulandris|
|Completed||1919 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Goulandris Bros, Piræus|
|Date of attack||11 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Hans Rudolf Rösing)|
|Position||44° 04'N, 12° 30'W - Grid BE 9397|
|Complement||28 (6 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Santa Fe, Argentina - Waterford, Ireland|
|History||Laid down as Delfshaven, completed in March 1919 as Walcheren for NV Stoomvaart Mij Triton (Wm. Ruys & Zonen), Rotterdam. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Violando N. Goulandris. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.10 hours on 11 June 1940 the neutral and unescorted Violando N. Goulandris (Master Konstantinos L. Vestarchis) was hit on starboard side aft by one G7e torpedo from U-48 while steaming on a non-evasive course at 8 knots in a clear night about 160 miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre. The ship quickly settled aft and sank by the stern after 15 minutes. The master and five crew members were lost. The survivors had abandoned ship in one lifeboat and managed to reach Cape Finisterre after four days.
|On board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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