Ships hit by U-boats

Mount Pelion

Greek Steam merchant

Mount Pelion under her former name Commissaire Pierre Lecocq. Photo courtesy of Philippe Ramona

NameMount Pelion
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,655 tons
Completed1917 - Kawasaki Dockyard Co Ltd, Kobe 
OwnerElias G. Culucundis and Stephen C. Costomeni, Athens 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)
Position52° 20'N, 45° 40'W - Grid AJ 8673
Complement39 (7 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast Lough 
Cargo7452 tons of general cargo and motorized transports 
History Completed in May 1917 as War Prince for The Shipping Controller, London, managed by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. In January 1920 sold to France and renamed Commissaire Pierre Lecocq for Cie des Messageries Maritimes, Dunkirk. 1933 sold to Greece, renamed Mount Pelion for Theseus SS Co, Syra and registered in Panama. 1936 sold to Kulukundis Bros, Syra and registered in Greece. 1937 sold to Elias G. Culucundis and Stephen C. Costomeni, Athens. 
Notes on event

At 08.07 hours on 2 Nov 1942, U-522 fired four torpedoes at convoy SC-107 about 500 miles northeast of St. Johns and observed hits on four ships. However, only Maritima and Mount Pelion were hit and sunk.

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