Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,762 tons
Completed1920 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerG.N. Louloudis, Paris 
Date of attack15 Sep 1941Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)
Position54° 40'N, 29° 50'W - Grid AK 6735
Complement29 (16 dead and 13 survivors).
ConvoyON-14 (straggler)
RouteLeith - Trinidad - Alexandria - Haifa 
Cargo5500 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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