Ships hit by U-boats


Polyktor

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NamePolyktor
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,077 tons
Completed1914 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerG.C. Dracoulis, Athens 
HomeportIthaka 
Date of attack6 Feb 1943Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-266 (Ralf von Jessen)
Position53.04N, 33.04W - Grid AK 9142
Complement? men (? dead and 2 survivors).
ConvoySC-118 (straggler)
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth 
Cargo5764 tons of grain and 423 tons of government stores 
History  
Notes on event

At 19.17 hours on 6 Feb, 1943, the Polyktor was torpedoed by U-266 and sank after two coups de grĂ¢ce at 19.30 and 19.32 hours. The ship was straggling from convoy SC-118 due to problems with the rudder. The master and one crew member were taken prisoner.

 
On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

Location of attack on Polyktor.

ship sunk.


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