Ships hit by U-boats

P. Margaronis

Greek Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameP. Margaronis
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,979 tons
Completed1913 - Russell & Co, Port Glasgow 
OwnerDemetrius P. Margaronis, Athens 
Date of attack9 Mar 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)
Position48° 51'N, 6° 55'W - Grid BF 2741
Complement30 (30 dead - no survivors)
RouteAntwerp (6 Mar) - Canada 
History Completed in October 1913 as British Socrates for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Ship Navigation Co (Lamport & Holt Ltd), Liverpool. 1931 sold to Greece and renamed P. Magaronis
Notes on event

At 23.17 hours on 9 March 1940 U-28 fired one G7e torpedo at an illuminated westbound freighter without flag about 70 miles south-southwest of the Scilly Isles and observed that the ship sank by the stern within 90 seconds after being struck on port side just ahead of the aft mast and breaking in two. This must have been the P. Margaronis which was reported missing after 8 March southwest of Land’s End.


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