Ships hit by U-boats


Mount Parnes

Greek Steam merchant



Mount Parnes under her former name Thordis. Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameMount Parnes
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,371 tons
Completed1917 - Moore & Scott Iron Works, Oakland CA 
OwnerKulukundis Shipping Co SA, Piræus 
HomeportPiræus 
Date of attack12 May 1942Nationality:      Greek
 
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position52.31N, 29.20W - Grid AK 9429
Complement33 (0 dead and 33 survivors).
ConvoyONS-92
RouteSwansea - Milford Haven (5 May) - Montreal 
Cargo5999 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.

 

Location of attack on Mount Parnes.

ship sunk.


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