Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Robert Stephenson & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Michael A. Tachmindji, Athens|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)|
|Position||56° 30'N, 16° 30'W - Grid AM 1998|
|Complement||30 (5 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Sharpness|
|Cargo||4500 tons of timber and paper|
|History||Completed in September 1906 as British King Howel for King Line Ltd (Philipps, Philipps & Co Ltd), London. 1916 renamed Bayhowel for Bay Steamship Co, London. 1921 sold to France and renamed Hohneck for SA de Nav. Les Armateurs Française, Rouen. 1923 sold to Greece and renamed Artemissia for P. Macris, Syra. 1935 renamed Alexandros for M.A. Tachmindji, Syra. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.23 hours on 15 Sep 1940 the Alexandros in convoy SC-3 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-48 during its second attack on this convoy. The ship was abandoned, stayed afloat for some time and foundered later in 56°50N/15°04W. The survivors were picked up by HMS Wanderer (D 74) (Cdr J.H. Ruck-Keene, DSC, RN).
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