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A. Georgios sinking

A. Georgios sinking

The Greek barque Agios Georgios sinking after being scuttled in 1917 by the German U-Boat UC-74 in the Mediterranean.

Unfortunately there are only a few information on the vessels history. The three-masted, wooden hulled barque Agios Georgios (897 grt) was built in 1877 by the small yard of Agostin

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Sad picture. Let us hope the crew got ashore safely. Early in the war you could hope for a tow part of the way by the U-boat, but by 1917 that hope must have disappeared.
 

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Hello Stein,

the crew abandoned the Agios Georgios without loss. The sinking position was 27 nautical miles directly south of Schiza Island (Kabrera). Most likely they have reached the shore. Anyway, the U-Boat site of Guðmundur Helgason lists no casualties for that sinking.
The commander of UC-74, Kpt.Lt. Wilhelm Marschall, wrote in his book after the war, that he allowed the crew to take all their personal property with them and that no reprisal were applied against the Greek master, though he signed a contract in 1916 (when Greece was still neutral) to trade only for the Entente. Afterwards the survivors set sails for the nearest shore.

Sebastian
 

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