Displacement 545 tons
Length 164 ft
Beam 27, 8 ft
Draught 11 ft
Propulsion 1 triple expansion reciprocating engine, 1 shaft, 850 ihp (634 kW
Speed 14 kts Max
Sunk 21/Oct/43 by U-68 when enroute from Lagos for Freetown on pos. 05º58”N 11º30”W.
During the night on 21 Oct, 1943, the SS Litiopa heard twice that depth charges were dropped by her sole escort, HMS Orfasy (T 204) (Lt Skipper G.A. Whichello, DSC, RNR), but then a heavy explosion nearby shook the tanker. At 23.53 hours, the trawler had been hit by one torpedo from U-68, exploded and sank with all hands about 185 miles southeast of Freetown. The U-boat later sunk the tanker with gunfire after missing with several torpedoes.