Ships hit by U-boats

Theodoros T.

Greek Steam merchant

Theodoros T. under her former name Eskbridge. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameTheodoros T.
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,409 tons
Completed1912 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerTheodore L. Teryazos, Piræus 
Date of attack27 Aug 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-37 (Victor Oehrn)
Position50° 10'N, 19° 50'W - Grid BE 2187
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteRosario - Gibraltar - Cardiff 
History Built as Eskbridge 1934 renamed Theodoros T. 
Notes on event

At 22.31 hours on 27 Aug 1940 the unescorted Theodoros T. was hit in the bow by a stern torpedo from U-37 southwest of Ireland and sank after the crew abandoned ship without stopping the engine.


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