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SHIPS SUNK GREECE 18 - GREEK SHIPS LOST

11)MARIONGA U-103




Marionga seen as former British Eddystone. Photo. www.photoship.co.uk 


 


Built 1912


Tonnage 4,214 / 7,585 tons


Cargo: British government stores


Sunk 23/05/41 by U-103 on pos. 05º 42’N 10º 29’W


26 Dead


5 Survivors


Completed in July 1912 as Eddystone for Fargrove Steam Navigation Co Ltd (Farrar, Groves & Co Ltd), London. 1918 renamed Grelstone for Griffiths Lewis Steam Navigation Co Ltd (J.C. Gould & Co), Cardiff. 1926 sold to Derwen Shipping Co Ltd (David G. Hall & Co), Cardiff. 1931 sold to Greece and renamed Marionga for Proios Brothers, Chios. 1938 sold to J.M. Nikoforos, Chios. 1939 sold to Neill & Pandelis Ltd, Piræus. 


At 03.56 hours on 24 May 1941 the unescorted Marionga dispersed from convoy OB-317 on 6 May, was hit underneath the aft mast by one torpedo from U-103 and sank by the stern within four minutes about 30 miles west-southwest of Buchanan, Liberia. The U-boat had spotted the ship 8 hours earlier, but had to wait for the night due to the very good visibility and then missed with the first two torpedoes fired at 00.36 and 01.54 hours. On 28 May, three survivors were picked up from a raft by the British steam merchant City of Rangoon in 05°42N/10°29W and were landed at Capetown on 9 June. Two survivors landed at Monrovia on 10 June.


By www.uboat.net


 

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