British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-87 (Joachim Berger)|
|Position||06.53N, 15.23W - Grid ET 5558|
|Complement||133 (7 dead and 126 survivors).|
|Route||Karachi - Capetown (29 Sep) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||6500 tons of general cargo and 750 tons of copper|
|History||Completed in March 1914 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.58 hours on 11 Oct, 1942, the unescorted Agapenor (Master Philip William Savery) was hit by two torpedoes from U-87 about 180 miles south of Freetown and sank after being hit aft by a coup de grâce at 05.19 hours. The U-boat had missed the ship with a first spread of two torpedoes at 02.50 hours. A few hours earlier the ship had picked up 38 survivors from the Glendene, which had been sunk by U-125 (Folkers) on 8 October. Seven crew members were lost. The master, 73 crew members, 14 gunners and all rescued survivors were picked up by HMS Petunia (K 79) (LtCdr J.M. Rayner, RD, RNR) and landed at Freetown. On 15 October, they left Freetown for Glasgow aboard the British steam passenger ship Carnavon Castle.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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