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|Completed||1907 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||22 Jan 1943||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-413 (Gustav Poel)|
|Position||52.09N, 50.45W - Grid AJ 7592|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Loch Ewe|
|Cargo||4942 tons of grain and 226 tons of government stores|
|History||Completed in February 1907 as Ryde for Rowland & Marwood’s SS Co Ltd (C. Marwood), Whitby. 1929 sold to Greece and renamed Maroussio Coulouthros for A.M. Coulouthros, Andros. 1934 transferred to J.A. Coulouthros & N.N. Embiricos, Andros. 1937 renamed Mount Mycale for Atlanticos SS Co Ltd (Kulukundis Bros) & Giorgilis Bros, Athens. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.51 hours on 22 Jan, 1943, the unescorted Mount Mycale, a straggler from convoy SC-117, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-413 about 170 miles east of Belle Isle. Four hours earlier, the U-boat had just sighted the convoy when Poel noticed the straggler behind it and decided to attack her before operating on the convoy in bad visibility due to snow squalls. The ship sank by the bow after being hit by a coup de grâce at 23.56 hours.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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