Athenia (1923)

Athenia, date and location unknown.


Athenia, date and location unknown.


Athenia, date and location unknown.


Athenia, date and location unknown.


September 4, 1939: Athenia sinking after being torpedoed by U-30 on Sept. 3rd. Athenia was the first British vessel sunk after the beginning of hostilities in the Second World War.


Portrait of Athenia sinking by J. W. Burgess which appeared in The Illustrated War News of Nov. 1, 1939.
(Courtesy of Alexander Monreal)


September 5, 1939: Survivors from the Athenia being brought ashore by a tug at Galway, Ireland.


A political cartoon featuring the attack on Athenia by E. W. Shepard.


Location of the loss of Athenia.



 
 
Page published Sept. 3, 2008



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