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PAPALEMOS

Built as LEUCADIA

 

Ships sunk by ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE

The Merchant Navy Prisoners taken by ADMIRAL GRAF SPEE

 

LEUCADIA

3748 grt; 6394 dwt

Built in 1910 by the Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co., Willington Quay, Newcastle. 

For International Line SS Co. Ltd. (C. Marwood), Whitby, Yorkshire.

                                          later Rowlands and Marwoods SS Co. Ltd.

348ft 5ins x 50ft 5ins x 23ft 5ins. 

Triple expansion steam; 307 nhp; built J. Dickinson and Co., Sunderland.

1916  Sold to Sutherland SS Co. (B.J. Sutherland and Co.), Sandhill, Newcastle-on-Tyne.  Renamed STROMA.

1929  Sold to George A Georgilis, Chios, Greece; Renamed PAPALEMOS. 

 

SS Leucadia ( SS Stroma ) as Papalemos

Photograph from the Stuttgart Collection

 

28th May 1941 En route with 5460 tons of grain, Rosario / Montevideo to Freetown and UK, torpedoed by U-107 and followed by AA gunfire. 

Complement: 29 (2 dead and 27 survivors). The U-boat crew took care of three wounded survivors and provided them cigarettes, chocolate and provisions.

Sunk in position 08.06N : 16.18W

 

 

 

 

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