|Builder||T. Turnbull & Son, Whitby|
|Operator||Jean Charopoulos, Piraeus|
|History||Built as Florence for Geo. Pyman, Whitby, from 1884 owner listed as Pyman Bros., London. In 1898, owner became the London & Northern SS. Co., Ltd. (Pyman Bros.), London. Sold in 1912 to Lambert Bros., Ltd., London. The next year, W. F. Henry van der Zee acquired the vessel, changed its name to Helka, and registered it in Smyrna under the Dutch flag. In 1915, he registered in Piraeus under the Greek flag. It was also likely at this point that she was renamed Elka. Jean Charopoulos bought the steamer in 1917.|
U-boat attacks on Steamer Elka
|1||19 Apr 1918||U 34 (Johannes Klasing)||Sunk||Torpedoed SW of Cape Gati, 20 miles off Adra||Dakar - Marseille|
|Had sailed from Genoa on 14 April 1918 in convoy GaG16.|
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