Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,360 tons
Completed1908 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerPindos SS Co Ltd, Athens 
Date of attack4 Aug 1940Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-58 (Heinrich Schonder)
Position55° 22'N, 8° 50'W - Grid AM 5198
Complement32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).
ConvoySL-40 (straggler)
RouteBahia Blanca (14 Jun) - Freetown (16 Jul) - Milford Haven - Avonmouth 
Cargo7590 tons of grain 
History Completed in June 1908 as Swedish Indianic for Rederi A/B Transatlantic (W.R.B.Lundgren), Gothenburg. 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Pindos
Notes on event

At 21.20 hours on 4 Aug 1940 the unescorted Pindos (Master Dionisios Panas), a straggler from convoy SL-40 since 20 July, was hit by two torpedoes from U-58 and capsized to port side before sinking about 21 miles west-northwest of Tory Island. The U-boat misidentified her as British motor merchant Limerick (8724 GRT). The survivors abandoned ship in the lifeboats and made landfall with the help of a local fishing boat at Downings, Co. Donegal. They were lodged with local people for two days before moving on to Lononderry, where two injured men were treated for injuries at a hospital, including one man who had his nose blown off.

On boardWe have details of 32 people who were on board

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