greek Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis SS Mount Hymettus [+1940]
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general
nationality greek
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 5820  grt
dimensions 129.5 x 17.4 x 8.8 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw, 3558 nrt
power 560  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 4
IMO/Off. no. 5605393
call sign
SVCB  
SVCB
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 11/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Ateliers & Chantiers De La Loire, Nantes
engine by
Ateliers & Chantiers De La Loire, Nantes
last owner
[1]Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis, London
SS Mount Hymettus [+1940]
period 1934 ~ 1940
IMO/Off. no.: 5605393
call sign: 
SVCB
prev. owners
[2]Cie Francaise d'Armement & d'Importation de Nitrate de Soude, Dunkerque (Dunkirk)
SS Union
period 1921 ~ 1934
IMO/Off. no.: 5605393
captain
no. of crew 24
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2000 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Claes Johnny
entered 11/06/2008
last update Siert Ingo
last update 19/02/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan31/05/2009
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Claes Johnny11/06/2008At 23.03 hours on 10 Jun, 1940, the Mount Hymettus was stopped by U-101, which had chased the ship since 18.00 hours and the master was ordered to come to the U-boat with the papers. At 00.30 hours, Frauenheim spotted another U-boat and was not sure about its identity, dived when he observed that the unknown U-boat dived and fired a torpedo at the steamer, but it understeered the target. The other U-boat was U-43 (Ambrosius).

Frauenheim decided to wait until dawn to sink the steamer, but when he tried to stop the nearest steamer at 06.30 hours the ship did not react and morsed that they don\´t understand his orders. But then Frauenheim noticed that he had tried to stop the American steam merchant Washington, apologized his mistake and wished the ship a good journey. At 08.30 hours, U-101 f ound the Mount Hymettus again, ordered the crew to leave the ship and transferred the master into one of the lifeboats. At 11.17 hours, the U-boat hit the ship with one torpedo in the stern, but it remained afloat and had to be sunk with 78 rounds of gunfire.
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Counties Ship Management Co. Ltd. - Kulukundis & Rethymnis, London

Originally Rethymnis and Kulukundis Ltd. Operating from London and Piraeus.
 
 
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