Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||G.N. Louloudis, Paris|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)|
|Position||54° 40'N, 29° 50'W - Grid AK 6735|
|Complement||29 (16 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Leith - Trinidad - Alexandria - Haifa|
|Cargo||5500 tons of general cargo and military stores and a motor launch on deck|
|History||Completed in September 1920 as Swedish Benares for A/B Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet, Gothenburg. 1934 renamed Lappland for Ångfartygs-A/B Tirfing (Axel Broström), Gothenburg. 1939 sold to Greece and renamed Pegasus. |
|Notes on event|
At 20.38 hours on 15 Sep 1941 the Pegasus, a straggler from convoy ON-14, was hit by one stern torpedo from U-94 and stopped. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats, but one overturned and several men drowned. A Swedish ship stopped near the torpedoed vessel and rescued the survivors, when the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at 21.28 hours which broke the ship in two. Parts of the wreck remained afloat until they were shelled and sunk by a Allied warship in 54°54N/30°32W.
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