Aris Posted June 20, 2017 Report Share Posted June 20, 2017 The Greek steamship MELETIOS VENETZIANOS (307 grt, built 1912 as RIO JAMARY for service in the Amazon river) was detained by Vichy France in Marseilles (probably in June 1940) and subsequently seized. In December 1942 she was handed over to Germany designated as "HELLAS 11" and in February 1943 he was transferred to Italy - still in Marseilles.At http://www.prevato.it/giornalenautico/40.php, Franco Prevato mentions that she was taken to Genoa in June 1943 and was seized there by the Germans in September 1943. He then adds "(n.d.a.) Si presume che l'ASTI sia stata portata ad affondare in prossimità delle bocche di porto." Still, the photo in the same webpage is most surely not ASTI. However in the Piraeus Register files, it is mentioned that MELETIOS VENETSANOS (correct Greek spelling) was sunk by war action in November 1943 in the strait of Carpathos - Rodos.Does anyone have any information that could lead to one of the two options? Some additional information can be found at:https://forum.nautilia.gr/showthread.php?184377-%D3%DF%E1-Asti-Meletios-Venetzanos-Sia-Rio-Jamary&highlight=MELETIOS sandokan 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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