Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1913 - Russell & Co, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Demetrius P. Margaronis, Athens|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1940||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)|
|Position||48° 51'N, 6° 55'W - Grid BF 2741|
|Complement||30 (30 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Antwerp (6 Mar) - Canada|
|History||Completed in October 1913 as British Socrates for Liverpool, Brazil & River Plate Ship Navigation Co (Lamport & Holt Ltd), Liverpool. 1931 sold to Greece and renamed P. Magaronis. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.17 hours on 9 March 1940 U-28 fired one G7e torpedo at an illuminated westbound freighter without flag about 70 miles south-southwest of the Scilly Isles and observed that the ship sank by the stern within 90 seconds after being struck on port side just ahead of the aft mast and breaking in two. This must have been the P. Margaronis which was reported missing after 8 March southwest of Land’s End.
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