Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1909 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||G.N. Pittas Bros & Co, Chios|
|Date of attack||9 Sep 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)|
|Position||56° 43'N, 9° 16'W - Grid AM 0249|
|Complement||? men (17 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans - Sydney - Glasgow|
|Cargo||5410 tons of sulphur phosphate|
|History||Built as Rossano 1921 renamed Possidon |
|Notes on event|
At 00.24 hours on 9 Sep 1940, U-47 fired a single torpedo at convoy SC-2 and missed the intended target but hit the Possidon. The U-boat then had to avoid another merchant of convoy that passed on collision course in only 50 metres distance without noticing the enemy.
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