Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Greenock & Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||John N. Angelos, Chios|
|Date of attack||1 Feb 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||59° 00'N, 17° 00'W - Grid AL 3616|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool (28 Jan) - New York|
|History||Completed in November 1912 as River Orontes for America-Levant Line Ltd (S. & J. Thompson), London. 1931 sold to Greece and renamed Nicolas Angelos. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.25 hours on 1 Feb 1941 the unescorted Nicolas Angelos, a straggler from convoy OB-279, was hit near the bridge by one torpedo from U-48 about 130 miles northwest of Rockall after being missed by a first torpedo at 20.58 hours. The U-boat waited for the crew to abandon ship and then fired 28 rounds from the deck gun from 21.50 to 22.15 hours. The ship caught fire and sank by the bow at 23.04 hours. Schultze observed how the survivors set sail in their lifeboat, but they were never found.
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