Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Anastase Denis Callinicos, Athens|
|Date of attack||22 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||47° 09'N, 4° 17'W - Grid BF 5568|
|Complement||32 (1 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans – St. Nazaire (21 Jun) - Falmouth|
|Cargo||General cargo, including lead and naphtha drums as deck cargo|
|History||Completed in May 1918 as War Puma for the Shipping Controller, managed by J. Warrack & Co, Leith. 1919 renamed Mount Berwyn for Sefton SS Co (H.E. Moss & Co), London. 1925 sold to France and renamed Mont Genèvre for Soc. Generale de Transports Maritimes, Marseilles. 1934 sold to Greece and renamed Neion. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.17 hours on 22 June 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Neion (Master Gerassimos Kolasitis) was hit in the engine room by one G7a stern torpedo from U-38 while steaming without navigational lights lit on a non-evasive course at 10 knots about 40 miles west-southwest of Belle-Ilé. One crew member was lost. The master, eight officers and 22 crew members abandoned ship in one lifeboat before she sank by the stern after five minutes.
The cargo of naphtha drums was recovered in 1948.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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