Ships hit by U-boats


Greek Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,077 tons
Completed1914 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerG.C. Dracoulis, Athens 
Date of attack6 Feb 1943Nationality:      Greek
FateSunk by U-266 (Ralf von Jessen)
Position53° 04'N, 33° 04'W - Grid AK 9142
Complement? men (? dead and 2 survivors).
ConvoySC-118 (straggler)
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth 
Cargo5764 tons of grain and 423 tons of government stores 
Notes on event

At 19.17 hours on 6 Feb 1943 the Polyktor was torpedoed by U-266 and sank after two coups de grĂ¢ce at 19.30 and 19.32 hours. The ship was straggling from convoy SC-118 due to problems with the rudder. The master and one crew member were taken prisoner.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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