Ships hit by U-boats

Adamandios Georgandis

Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameAdamandios Georgandis
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,443 tons
Completed1916 - J. Blumer & Co Ltd, North Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerGeorgandis Bros, Piræus 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)
Position49° 35'N, 11° 15'W - Grid BF 1448
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteRosario - Cork 
History Completed in November 1916 as British Portrush for Portland SS Co Ltd (R. McNeill & Sons), Cardiff. 1918 renamed Portrushton for R. McNeill & Sons, Cardiff. 1923 renamed Portvale for Portvale SS Co Ltd (R.T.S. & W.S. Hinde), Cardiff. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Adamandios Georgandis
Notes on event

At 19.29 hours on 19 Jun 1940 the unescorted Adamandios Georgandis was hit in the engine room by a torpedo from U-28 and sank southwest of Ireland after being hit aft by a coup de grâce at 20.00 hours.


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