Ships hit by U-boats

Mount Mycale

Greek Steam merchant

Mount Mycale under her former name Maroussio Coulouthros. Photo courtesy of Rick Cox Collection

NameMount Mycale
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,556 tons
Completed1907 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne 
OwnerKulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus 
Date of attack22 Jan 1943Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-413 (Gustav Poel)
Position52° 09'N, 50° 45'W - Grid AJ 7592
Complement? men (? dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-117 (straggler)
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Loch Ewe 
Cargo4942 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 convoy when Poel noticed the straggler behind it and decided to attack her before operating on 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 boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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