Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1908 - W. Gray & Co, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||Pithis Bros & Co and G. Corakis|
|Date of attack||2 Nov 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)|
|Position||53° 30'N, 42° 15'W - Grid AJ 9179|
|Complement||29 (6 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Botswood - St. Johns - Mersey|
|History||Built as Fameliaris 1915 renamed Ambatielos 1917 renamed P.L.M. 7 1922 renamed Parthenon |
|Notes on event|
At 17.43 and 17.44 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-522 fired one torpedo at convoy SC-107 and observed after 3 minutes 25 seconds one hit on a steamer, which settled slowly and heard another detonation after 3 minutes 36 seconds. Schneider reported the sinking of two steamers, but apparently Parthenon was hit by both torpedoes.
The Parthenon had already been hit by a dud torpedo, when U-442 (Hesse) fired a spread of two torpedoes on convoy at 08.47 hours on 2 November in grid AJ 8626.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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