Greek STYLIANOS 1941

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Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by davidships » Wed May 19, 2021 1:28 am

Greek (passenger?) vessel STYLIANOS, 409grt, originally yacht ARCTURUS built 1895 Ramage & Ferguson, Leith is noted in Miramar as sunk by aircraft bombing in May 1941 between Milos and Crete. Does not appear, it seems, on Wrecksite. Recorded as owned by G & L Tsoupas, Piraeus (registered at Patras)
http://www.clydeships.co.uk/view.php?ref=51080

Who knows date and details of loss (location, what aircraft, voyage etc)?
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by crolick » Wed May 19, 2021 2:16 pm

Dounis provided the following data on the ship:
STYLIANOS
Motorship STYLIANOS (former HERMES (1934), former KAWALA, former EL TAWAF, former ARCTURUS)
registration number: Patras 15
400 BRT, 148 feet long, 57 NHP diesel engine.
Built in 1920 at the English shipyard RAMAGE AND FERGUSON LTD of Leith.
Sold to Georgios Stylianos Tsoupas in 1936.
The ship with its owner in command, ordered by the Germans, sailed in a German convoy from Piraeus to Crete and on May 22nd 1941 was sank by allied warships with a loss of life of 5 :
1. George Stylianou TSOUPAS, Captain
2. George AMPATZIS, Boatswain
3. George MELEMENIS, Sailor
4. Anastasios KAMPISOS, Sailor
5. Nikolaos MARTINOS, Sailor


Hope that helps!
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by davidships » Wed May 19, 2021 4:48 pm

Thanks Andrzej

That is helpful, but raises the question of where the Miramar data originated - perhaps Lloyd's war losses : the First World War : casualties to shipping through enemy causes, 1914-1918? Anyone have this?
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by Michael Lowrey » Wed May 19, 2021 6:22 pm

I do have Lloyd's War Losses: the First World War — not quite sure that I follow your question.

The information on Miramar comes from the Starke-Schell list for the year 1895.
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by davidships » Wed May 19, 2021 9:13 pm

Silly me. Wrong war. I meant the WW2 Lloyd's books, and whether they mention STYLIANOS.

Starke-Schell doesn't mention the cause - Miramar has "ac/b" = "bombed by aircraft".
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by Aris » Fri May 28, 2021 3:09 pm

STYLIANOS was indeed sunk on the night of 21/22 May 1941 by British warships while part of German convoy "Maleme" bound from Piraeus to Maleme, Crete.
You might find some additional details at an article I have uploaded at https://www.academia.edu/43672983/The_G ... s_to_Crete
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Re: Greek STYLIANOS 1941

Post by davidships » Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:40 am

Thanks for clarifying that, Aris.
I found your article very interesting, and with some useful material on some of the other ships involved.

David
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