Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,050 tons
Completed1902 - Ropner & Son, Stockton-on-Tees 
OwnerG.C. Dracoulis, Athens 
Date of attack7 Mar 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-37 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position59° 30'N, 25° 00'W - Grid AL 2587
Complement29 (7 dead and 22 survivors).
ConvoyOB-292 (dispersed)
RouteCardiff – 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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