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SHIPS HIT EGYPT 3 - EGYPTIAN SHIPS LOST

1)RADAMES U-103




Photo  Copyright http://rapidttp.co.za/museum



Built 1903


Tonnage 3,672 / 5,900 tons


Cargo: 1,100 tons of iron ore, 2,915 tons of groundnuts and 996 tons of groundnut cake 


Route: Vizagapatam - Barry Roads 


Sunk 25/May/41 by U-103 on pos. 06º 00’N, 12º 00’W


1 Crew missing


Completed in September 1903 as Dumbarton for SS Dumbarton Co Ltd (H. MacLean), Glasgow. 1907 renamed Overdale for SS Overdale Co Ltd (Babtie & Co), Glasgow. 1926 renamed Winslow for Watts, Watts & Co Ltd, London. 1930 sold to Belgium and renamed Fernand Collignon for Armement Colignon SA, Antwerp. 1932 sold to Egypt and renamed Radames for Albert Klat, Alexandria.

At 16.31 hours on 25 May, 1941, the unescorted Radames was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-103 after being chased for about five hours and sank slowly by the stern off the Liberian coast. 


By Radames (Egyptian Steam merchant) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net



The final moments of SS Radames with only her bow above the water. She is seen when plummeted by the stern beneath the waves.


 

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