Estonian Steam merchant
|Completed||1885 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Ed. Lass, J. Lamboth, J. Aguraiuja, M. Uesson & others, Tallinn|
|Date of attack||6 Dec 1939||Nationality: Estonian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-31 (Johannes Habekost)|
|Position||56° 03'N, 0° 35'E - Grid AN 5341|
|Complement||18 (18 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tyne (5 Dec) - Gothenburg|
|History||Launched as Lilly, completed as Georgia for William Gray, West Hartlepool. 1894 sold to S.V. Symondson, London and 1898 transferred to Southdown SS Co Ltd (Bell, Symondson & Co), London. 1902 sold to Sweden for Ångfartygs-A/B Kattegat (N.T. Pyk), Helsingborg. 1916 sold to Rederi-A/B Kistransport (Lloyd Lundström), Helsingborg. 1919 renamed Lord for Rederi-A/B Vala (O.A. Börjesson), Helsingborg. 1929 renamed Arne for Rederi-A/B Strandvik (N.P. Lundh), Landskrona. 1939 sold to Estonia and renamed Agu. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.54 hours on 6 Dec 1939, U-31 fired one torpedo at a small steamer and observed how the ship sank immediately after being hit amidships about 90 miles northeast of Blyth. The victim was probably Agu (Master Johannes Lamboth) which had left Tyne on 5 December and was never heard of again.
|On board||We have details of 18 people who were on board.|
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