EULIMA (1)

About

Completed 1937 as Eulima for Anglo-Saxon. 23-2-1943 torpedoed and sunk by U186. Voyage Liverpool to New York.

IMO number
1165402
Call sign
GZLR
Construction number
659
Tonnage
9.207 ton
Beam
18m
Length overall
134m
Year of construction
1937
Year of renaming/broken up
1943
Service for Shell
1937 to 1943
Cargo
Class
Flag state
Home port
Manager
Shipyard
Status
Photo(s)

Comments

Anecdotes

Date Visitor Anecdote
08/12/2012 - 03:05 Alan Knight

When "Eulima" was torpedoed, 3/O John Campkin was taken aboard the U-boat. I was 3/O with John Campkin when he was Master on "Vitrina" in 1972, and he told me that the U-boat crew gave a chart, course to steer, and food, to the men in the lifeboats, but they were never seen again. He had three ten-shilling notes in his wallet, and these were taken from him by the U-boat crew. In 1945, as the Soviet army approached Marlag, the prison camp for merchant seamen, the prisoners were assembled by the Camp Commandant, who told them that they were to be released, but that they must first reclaim their personal possessions. They made him check the serial numbers of the ten shilling notes before he was allowed to leave!