Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,929 tons
Completed1913 - Ropner & Sons Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees 
OwnerGeorgandis Bros, Piræus 
Date of attack29 Jan 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-93 (Claus Korth)
Position56° 00'N, 15° 23'W - Grid AM 4125
Complement31 (1 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteHalifax - Dublin 
Cargo7844 tons of grain 
History Completed in May 1913 as British Wearpool for Pool Shipping Co Ltd (R. Ropner & Co), West Hartlepool. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Aikaterini
Notes on event

At 04.05 hours on 29 Jan 1941 the Aikaterini in station #71 of convoy SC-19 was hit on the port side aft by one G7e torpedo from U-93 and sank 111 miles south-southwest of Rockall. The ship had tried to ram the U-boat before she was torpedoed. One crew member was picked up by HMS Arab (FY 202) (T/Lt C.A. Shillan, RNVR) but died shortly after being rescued. 30 survivors were picked up by HMS Anthony (H 40) (LtCdr V.C.F. Clark, DSC, RN) and landed at Greenock on 31 January.

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