Ships hit by U-boats


Parthenon

Greek Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameParthenon
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,189 tons
Completed1908 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool 
OwnerPithis Bros & Co and G. Corakis 
HomeportChios 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)
Position53° 30'N, 42° 15'W - Grid AJ 9179
Complement29 (6 dead and 23 survivors).
ConvoySC-107
RouteBotswood - St. Johns - Mersey 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Built as Fameliaris 1915 renamed Ambatielos 1917 renamed P.L.M. 7 1922 renamed Parthenon 
Notes on event

At 17.43 and 17.44 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-522 fired one torpedo at convoy SC-107 and observed after 3 minutes 25 seconds one hit on a steamer, which settled slowly and heard another detonation after 3 minutes 36 seconds. Schneider reported the sinking of two steamers, but apparently Parthenon was hit by both torpedoes.

The Parthenon had already been hit by a dud torpedo, when U-442 (Hesse) fired a spread of two torpedoes on convoy at 08.47 hours on 2 November in grid AJ 8626.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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