Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1908 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Pindos SS Co Ltd, Athens|
|Date of attack||4 Aug 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-58 (Heinrich Schonder)|
|Position||55° 22'N, 8° 50'W - Grid AM 5198|
|Complement||32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Bahia Blanca (14 Jun) - Freetown (16 Jul) - Milford Haven - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||7590 tons of grain|
|History||Completed in June 1908 as Swedish Indianic for Rederi A/B Transatlantic (W.R.B.Lundgren), Gothenburg. 1936 sold to Greece and renamed Pindos. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.20 hours on 4 Aug 1940 the unescorted Pindos (Master Dionisios Panas), a straggler from convoy SL-40 since 20 July, was hit by two torpedoes from U-58 and capsized to port side before sinking about 21 miles west-northwest of Tory Island. The U-boat misidentified her as British motor merchant Limerick (8724 GRT). The survivors abandoned ship in the lifeboats and made landfall with the help of a local fishing boat at Downings, Co. Donegal. They were lodged with local people for two days before moving on to Lononderry, where two injured men were treated for injuries at a hospital, including one man who had his nose blown off.
|On board||We have details of 32 people who were on board.|
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