Ships hit by U-boats

Nicolas Pateras

Greek Steam merchant

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NameNicolas Pateras
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,362 tons
Completed1910 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne 
OwnerCostas N. & Elias N. Pateras, Piræus 
Date of attack25 Jun 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)
Position55° 00'N, 38° 00'W - Grid AJ 9587
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-336 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - Father Point 
History Laid down as Amsterdam, completed in April 1910 as Brantford for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. 1917 renamed Bayford for Bay SS Co, London. 1921 sold to France and renamed Port de la Pallice. 1924 sold to Greece and renamed Maria M. Diacaki for M.D. Diacakis, Syra. 1934 renamed Pente Adelfi for D.M. Diacakis, Syra. 1935 renamed Nicolas Pateras for Costas N. & Elias N. Pateras, Piræus. 
Notes on event

At 16.14 hours on 25 June 1941 the Nicolas Pateras, dispersed from convoy OB-336, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-108 south of Greenland. The U-boat then surfaced, began shelling the ship at 17.13 hours and fired 97 shells until she sank by the bow at 17.55 hours. The gun crew had some problems with the heavy seas and strong wind during firing.


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