Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||George F. Andreadis, Athens|
|Date of attack||14 Jul 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||47° 40'N, 13° 20'W - Grid BE 6556|
|Complement||29 (9 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Limerick, Ireland|
|History||Laid down as Algeriana for Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. Completed in May 1910 as Indian Transport for Empire Transport Co Ltd (Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd), West Hartlepool. 1930 sold to Greece and renamed Nagos for Livanos Brothers (N.G. Livanos), Chios. 1934 renamed Thetis A. for P.G. Andreadi, Chios. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.18 hours on 14 July 1940 the unescorted Thetis A. was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-52 and sank in 5 minutes west-southwest of the Scillies after the survivors abandoned ship in the starboard lifeboat. The ship had been spotted at 16.33 hours and attacked with a G7a torpedo at 18.13 hours, but the torpedo malfunctioned.
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