Ships hit by U-boats

Georgios Kyriakides

Greek Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameGeorgios Kyriakides
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,201 tons
Completed1911 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerHeirs of Nicolas G. Kyriakides, Piræus 
Date of attack30 Jun 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-47 (Günther Prien)
Position50° 25'N, 14° 33'W - Grid BE 3195
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
RouteSan Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic - Liverpool 
Cargo7243 tons of sugar in bags 
History Completed in September 1911 as British Trevalgan for Hain SS Co Ltd (E. Hain & Son), St. Ives. 1929 sold to Greece and renamed Georgios Kyriakides
Notes on event

At 14.45 hours on 30 June 1940 the unescorted and neutral Georgios Kyriakides was hit on starboard side in the bow by one G7e torpedo from U-47 and sank about 200 miles west-southwest of Cape Clear. The crew abandoned ship in the lifeboats and made landfall at Valentia Island on 2 July.


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