Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,254 tons
Completed1911 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerS.A. & P.A. Lemos, Chios 
Date of attack26 Jun 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)
Position44° 23'N, 11° 41'W - Grid BE 9638
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteVilla Constitucion, Argentina - Liverpool 
Cargo9028 tons of cereals 
History Completed in January 1911 as Norwegian August for J. Christensen, Bergen. 1929 renamed York County and 1930 again August for the same owner. 1940 sold to Greece and renamed Dimitris
Notes on event

At 15.30 hours on 26 June 1940 the unescorted Dimitris was stopped a shot across her bow by U-29 off Cape Finisterre. The ship was sunk by gunfire after the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats.


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