Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - Richardson, Duck & Co, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Charalambos Th. Bulgaris, Andros|
|Date of attack||25 Jun 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-77 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||49° 30'N, 44° 00'W - Grid BC 2684|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Swansea - Milford Haven (13 Jun) - Montreal|
|History||Laid down as Tavian, completed in January 1912 as British Indianola for Leyland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool. |
1914 seized by Germany in Hamburg and used as balloon vessel. Since March 1915 used as mothership for six small minesweepers in the Auxiliary Minesweeping-Division Swinemünde. 1917 attached to the I. and in October to the III. Minesweeping-Division. On 16 Oct 1917, torpedoed and damaged by the British submarine HMS C-27 in the Gulf of Riga. Repaired and in January 1918 transferred to the III. Minesweeping-Flottilla. 1919 returned to the British owners. 1930 sold to Greece and renamed Anna Bulgaris.
|Notes on event|
At 04.36 hours on 25 June 1941 the unescorted Anna Bulgaris (Master Petros N. Glinos) was hit aft by a stern torpedo from U-77 about 600 miles south of Cape Farewell. The U-boat had spotted the ship at 21.36 hours the day before and hit her with a dud at 00.30 hours. The Germans observed how the survivors abandoned ship in lifeboats before she sank, but they were never seen again.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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