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Zooducus Pigi
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:14:38 »
Im new here...thankyou for letting me join...

Does anybody know anything about this ship in ww2
I assume a greek merchant ship



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Re: Zooducus Pigi
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 10:29:06 »
Hello Dylan. . .good to meet you here on the Forum. There isn't a ship posted
in your letter, no photo. If you would like some help posting photos just let me
know and I'll give you some instructions. Or, you can post a URL of where a
picture is to check out. There are a lot of members here and I am sure some
of them will have information for you.

Welcome Aboard Dylan,
Yet another case of why men and women go down to the sea in ships. . .A pleasure to be here and smell the salt air. Thank you Tugboat Forum. . .Michael in Anacortes, Washington


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Re: Zooducus Pigi
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 14:35:11 »
Thank you

I don't have any detail except I believe merchant ship was Greek and sunk in ww2

My dad served on it
I assume he was lent to Zooducus Pigi from the Royal Navy



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Re: Zooducus Pigi
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2017, 22:56:03 »
Hello Dylan,

I believe the vessel you seek is the Zoodochus Pighi (Pigi).
It was a trawler/ transport vessel of about 170grt which was sunk, during an enemy attack, on March 13th 1942.

A search in the Greek may help too:  ΖΩΟΔΟΧΟΣ ΠΗΓΗ

My Greek is not good, I am sorry to say,  but I believe it translates as

Life-giving / life-receiving spring /water ( as in water flow or well ) water of life.

There is a famous monastery,  of the same name, on the island of Patmos, which, as all you Bible scholars will know, is to where John was exiled.

Lloyds lists should be of help to you. Perhaps also RMG; Royal Maritime Greenwich.

« Last Edit: February 17, 2017, 10:52:56 by Toby »


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Re: Zooducus Pigi
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2017, 10:37:22 »
Thank you Toby