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SHIPS SUNK GREECE - 17 SHIPS

17)PAPALEMOS




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Built 1910


Tonnage 3,748 / 6,394 dwt


Cargo: 5,460 tons of grains


Route: Rosario - Montevideo - Freetown - UK 


Sunk 28 May 41 by U-107 on pos. 08º 06’N 16º 18’W.


2 Dead


27 Survivors


At 14.52 hours on 28 May, 1941, the unescorted Papalemos was hit on the port side in the stern by one torpedo from U-107. The explosion destroyed large parts of the superstructure and a lifeboat. After the crew had abandoned ship in two lifeboats the sinking was accelerated with shots from the AA guns into the waterline at 16.00 hours. The U-boat went to the lifeboats for questioning, took care of three wounded survivors and provided them cigarettes, chocolate and provisions before leaving the area on a deception course.


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