Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1902 - Ropner & Son, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||G.C. Dracoulis, Athens|
|Date of attack||7 Mar 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||59° 30'N, 25° 00'W - Grid AL 2587|
|Complement||29 (7 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff – Pepel - Takoradi|
|History||Completed in September 1902 as Alva for Newman & Dale SS Co Ltd, London. 1906 sold to Greece and renamed Mentor. |
|Notes on event|
At 10.47 hours on 7 March 1941 the unescorted and unarmed Mentor, dispersed from convoy OB-292 the day before, was hit by one torpedo from U-37 and sank by the bow with a still turning propeller about 270 miles southwest of Iceland. Seven crew members were lost. The master and 21 crew members were picked up by a Faroese trawler in 60°40N/12°40W and landed at Thorshavn on 13 March.
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