Ships hit by U-boats

Leonidas Z. Cambanis

Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameLeonidas Z. Cambanis
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,274 tons
Completed1917 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerMina L. Cambanis, Athens 
Date of attack3 Apr 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-74 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)
Position58° 12'N, 27° 40'W - Grid AK 3621
Complement29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteHalifax - Swansea 
Cargo6500 tons of wheat 
History Built as Llanover 1917 renamed Linmore 1920 renamed Shannonmede 1924 renamed Harpalyce 1928 renamed Littleton 1932 renamed Leonidas Z. Cambanis 
Notes on event

At 05.00 and 05.01 hours on 3 April 1941, U-74 fired two torpedoes at convoy SC-26 and observed two detonations and saw one ship sinking after ten minutes. Kentrat reported two ships sunk, but probably both torpedoes hit the Leonidas Z. Cambanis.


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