Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,324 tons
Completed1918 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerJohn G.P. Livanos, Athens 
Date of attack15 Jan 1943Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)
Position33° 02'N, 21° 58'E - Grid CO 5722
Complement34 (1 dead and 33 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Tobruk 
CargoWar Material 
History Built as British Tregantle 1939 sold Greece and renamed Annitsa 
Notes on event

At 10.31 hours on 15 Jan 1943, U-617 fired four torpedoes at a small convoy, consisting of two merchants, the Annitsa and Harboe Jensen, escorted by the British armed trawler HMS Southern Isles. Brandi observed two hits on each merchant, that had a great effect. Both merchants were sunk in the attack.

One crew member from the Annitsa was lost. 31 survivors were rescued by the trawler and two survivors were picked up by a lifeboat from the Harboe Jensen. The survivors in the lifeboat were later also picked up by the trawler.


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