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Panagiotis K. Lymperopoulus

Mr Peter L. Lemberopolous1, 30, from Greece, was possibly born in Marseilles, France.  

He had apparently lived in Stamford, CT since 1906 and was returning there from Greece. He was married to a woman named Angelica.

boarded the Titanic at Cherbourg as a third-class passenger (ticket number 2683, £6 8s 9d).

Mr Lemberopolous lost his life in the disaster. His body was later recovered by the MacKay Bennett (#196).


CLOTHING - Green striped suit; heavy blue wool vest; no boots.

EFFECTS - Gold watch; $15.45.



A permit for burial was issued on 9 May and he was buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery the following day.

© Bob Knuckle, Canada

Has a memorial in St. Johns Churchyard, Agios Sostis community, Messinia, Greece. This memorial was unveiled on 3rd June 2001.

Number P. 408. Limpereropoulos, (sic), P. Widow and child, received grant of £50.
Insurance claim number C78. Life: $35,000. Property: $5000. Claims filed by his wife.
- Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913

No. 258. (Greek). A naturalised American citizen, who had returned in 1907 to Greece and married there, was drowned. His wife and child were left in Greece until he should have established a home for them here. His body was recovered and buried in Halifax. A small sum of money, found upon his body was sent to his wife. The English Committee granted £110 to the wife and child.
- The Emergency and Relief booklet by the American Red Cross, 1913


  1. Numerous variations of the name are given: Petril Liberopoulos, Petril Semperopolos, Peter Lemberopoulos etc.

References and Sources

Record of Bodies and Effects: Passengers and Crew, S.S. Titanic (Public Archives of Nova Scotia) (#196)
Contract Ticket List, White Star Line 1912 (National Archives, New York; NRAN-21-SDNYCIVCAS-55[279])
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Brian Ticehurst, UK

Comment and discuss

  1. Arun Vajpey

    In the article about the 4 Greeks from the same village who went down with the Titanic he author claims that Panagiotis Lymperopoulus (spelt by them as Lymberopoulous) was only one of the four who managed to reach the boat deck. It also says that he found a place in a lifeboat but "it was never found". Not sure what that means since all 20 lifeboats were accounted for. Could Lymperopoulus be one of those who died on board Collapsible A?

  2. Steven Christian

    What article is that? I'm curious to how they would know the others didn't make it to the boat deck.

  3. Steven Christian

    Ok thanks for the article. Yeah somewhat confusing about the lifeboat. Unless they meant one of the boats that were set adrift and not taken back to NYC.

  4. Arun Vajpey

    Yes, that's why I wondered if Lymperopoulus's body was one of the three that had to be left on board Collapsible A.

  5. Ioannis Georgiou

    In 2005 there was a Titanic Exhibition in Greece. One of the articles had that Panagiotis Limberopoulo was able to swim to overturned collapsible (B) and hold onto it. What the source for this I do not know.

  6. Arun Vajpey

    Quite possible. He might have reached Collapsible B and hung on for a while before dying from exposure. BUT, if Lymperopoulos was only one of the group of 4 Greeks to reach the boat deck and he himself died while trying to hang on to the overturned Collapsible B (or the swamped Collapsible A for that matter), who on board the lifeboat could have recognized him to be able to make that report later? THAT is the mystery in my view.

  7. Ioannis Georgiou

    For me both claims have no really source and seemed to be made up. The bodies of two Greeks were recovered which were Vassili Katabelo and Panagiotis Limberopoulo.

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mr Panagiotis K. Lymperopoulus
Born: circa.1882
Age: 30 years (Male)
Nationality: French Greek
Marital Status: Married to Angelica Lymperopoulus
Last Residence: in Áyios Sóstis, Greece
Occupation: General Labourer
Embarked: Cherbourg on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 2683, £6 8s 9d
Died in the Titanic disaster (15th April 1912)
Body recovered by: Mackay-Bennett (No. 196)
Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada on Friday 10th May 1912

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