Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland CA|
|Owner||Kulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus|
|Date of attack||12 May 1942||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||52.31N, 29.20W - Grid AK 9429|
|Complement||33 (0 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Swansea - Milford Haven (5 May) - Montreal|
|Cargo||5999 tons of anthracite coal|
|History||Completed in March 1917 as Norwegian Thordis for A/S Thelma (O. T. Tønnevold), Grimstad. 1925 renamed Hampholm for A/S Grimstad (W. B. Markussen), Oslo. 1930 renamed Thekla for A/S Bukøya (Samuelsen & Buch), Farsund. 1932 sold to the USA and renamed American Eagle for American Foreign SS Corp, New York. 1937 sold to Greece and renamed Mount Parnes. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.55 hours on 12 May 1942, the Mount Parnes (Master George Mastoris) in station #12 of convoy ONS-92 was hit by one torpedo from U-124 about 650 miles southeast of Cape Farewell. The torpedo struck on port side in #4 hold and caused the ship to sink by the stern within 12 minutes. The crew of 27 and six British gunners (the ship was armed with one 4in gun) had abandoned ship in two lifeboats and rafts. The survivors, two of them injured, were picked up shortly thereafter by one of the escorts.
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