Ships hit by U-boats

Konstantinos Hadjipateras

Greek Steam merchant

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NameKonstantinos Hadjipateras
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,962 tons
Completed1913 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerJohn C. and Adamantios C. Hadjipateras, Piræus 
Date of attack24 Oct 1939Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-19 (Hans Meckel)
Position53° 18'N, 0° 37'E - Grid AN 7344
Complement31 (4 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteBoston - Tyne 
Cargo8412 tons of scrap iron 
History Completed in November 1913 as Den Of Ewnie for The Barrie Shipping Co Ltd (C. Barrie & Sons), Dundee. 1916 renamed Pinemore for Johnston Line (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1923 renamed Lesreaulx for Morel Ltd, Cardiff. 1927 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Calandplein for NV Sheepvaart Mij Milingen (G.A. Spliethoff), Rotterdam. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Konstantinos Hadjipateras for J.C. & A.C. Hadjipateras, Piræus. 
Notes on event

At 09.00 hours on 24 October 1939 the Konstantinos Hadjipateras struck a mine laid on 16 October by U-19 and sank 18 miles from the Inner Dowsing Lightship. The survivors were picked up by the Gorleston lifeboat Louise Stephens.

The wreck lying in 53°18’36N/00°36’57E was dispersed in July 1947.


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