Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Irvine´s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Harbour Dock, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||C.P. Laimos and J.C. Ponticos, Chios|
|Date of attack||8 Oct 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)|
|Position||34° 20'S, 17° 50'E - Grid GR 5649|
|Complement||33 (28 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Beirut - Aden – Lourenço Marques (28 Sep) - Capetown (7 Oct) - Buenos Aires|
|History||Completed in August 1911 as British Glenbridge for Glenbridge SS Co Ltd (Milburn, Lund & Co), Whitby. 1932 sold to Greece and renamed Pantelis. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.40 hours on 8 Oct 1942 the unescorted Pantelis (Master Samonas Panaghiotis) was hit on the starboard side forward of amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-172 while steaming on a non-evasive course at 6.5 knots about 40 miles southwest of Capetown. The ship sank by the bow within two minutes after a boiler explosion. No lifeboats could be launched because the ship sank too fast and the survivors rescued themselves on a raft that floated free. 28 Greek crew members (the ship was armed with two machine guns) were lost. On 10 October, the master and four crew members were picked up by HMS Rockrose (K 51) (Lt E.J. Binfield, RNR) and landed at Capetown on 12 October.
|On board||We have details of 33 people who were on board.|
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