Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne|
|Owner||George A. Georgilis, Chios|
|Date of attack||28 May 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-107 (Günter Hessler)|
|Position||8° 06'N, 16° 18'W - Grid ET 2769|
|Complement||29 (2 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Montevideo - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||5460 tons of grain|
|History||Built as Leucadia 1916 renamed Stroma 1929 renamed Papalemos |
|Notes on event|
At 14.52 hours on 28 May 1941 the unescorted Papalemos was hit on the port side in the stern by one torpedo from U-107. The explosion destroyed large parts of the superstructure and a lifeboat. After the crew had abandoned ship in two lifeboats the sinking was accelerated with shots from the AA guns into the waterline at 16.00 hours. The U-boat went to the lifeboats for questioning, took care of three wounded survivors and provided them cigarettes, chocolate and provisions before leaving the area on a deception course.
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