Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||S.A. & P.A. Lemos, Chios|
|Date of attack||26 Jun 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-29 (Otto Schuhart)|
|Position||44° 23'N, 11° 41'W - Grid BE 9638|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Villa Constitucion, Argentina - Liverpool|
|Cargo||9028 tons of cereals|
|History||Completed in January 1911 as Norwegian August for J. Christensen, Bergen. 1929 renamed York County and 1930 again August for the same owner. 1940 sold to Greece and renamed Dimitris. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.30 hours on 26 June 1940 the unescorted Dimitris was stopped a shot across her bow by U-29 off Cape Finisterre. The ship was sunk by gunfire after the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats.
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