Greek Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Eptanisos Steamship Co Ltd, Athens|
|Date of attack||29 Jun 1941||Nationality: Greek|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||29° 00'N, 25° 00'W - Grid DG 6581|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown (18 Jun) - Glasgow|
|Cargo||7000 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in July 1918 as fleet oiler War Server for The Shipping Controller, managed by Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London. 1919 sold to Greece, converted to steam merchant and renamed Kalypso Vergotti for Panaghis Vergottis, Argostoli. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.50 hours on 29 June 1941 the Kalypso Vergotti, a straggler from convoy SL-78, was hit by a torpedo from U-66 and sank within 50 seconds west of the Canary Islands. Two empty lifeboats and a few survivors swimming in the water were seen by the Germans after the attack.
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