Ships hit by U-boats

Mount Pindus

Greek Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameMount Pindus
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,729 tons
Completed1920 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerKulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus 
Date of attack7 Sep 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-517 (Paul Hartwig)
Position48° 50'N, 63° 46'W - Grid BB 1842
Complement37 (2 dead and 35 survivors).
RouteMontreal (4 Sep) - Father Point - Sydney, CB - UK 
Cargo7566 tons of general cargo and 8 tanks as deck cargo 
History Completed in August 1920 as Zinal for Zinal SS Company Ltd (Turner, Brightman & Co), London. 1937 sold to Sussex SS Co Ltd (Counties Ship Management Ltd), London. 1937 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Pindus for Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus. 
Notes on event

Between 23.01 and 23.02 hours on 7 September 1942 U-517 fired one stern torpedo and a spread of two bow torpedoes at three of the four ships in convoy QS-33 from between its columns about 16 miles east of Cape Gaspé and sank the Mount Pindus, Oakton and Mount Taygetus.

The Mount Pindos (Master Athanasios Farmakides) in station #21 was the port wing ship and struck on the starboard side in the gross bunker by the stern torpedo. Two crewmen on watch below were killed. The remaining 35 crew members and gunners (the ship was armed with one 4in and four machine guns) abandoned ship in the lifeboats about 10 minutes after the hit, shortly before the ship sank. The survivors were subsequently picked up by the Canadian motor launch HMCS Q-083 (Lt W.M. Grand, RCNVR) and landed at Gaspé.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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