Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||S. Castanos & Sons, Athens|
|Date of attack||15 Dec 1939||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||51° 00'N, 12° 18'W - Grid BE 3334|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Albany, New York - Cork|
|History||Completed in September 1911 as British Glenetive for Caledonia SS Co Ltd (J. Gardiner & Co), Glasgow. 1921 renamed Ocean Prince for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1935 sold to Greece and renamed Germaine. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.11 hours on 15 Dec 1939 the unescorted Germaine was stopped by a shot across her bow by U-48 southwest of Ireland. Because the ship was carrying cargo for Britain, the crew was ordered into the lifeboats and the ship was sunk by a torpedo at 17.40 hours. The survivors were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Vinland.
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