Mr 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).

NO. 196. - MALE. - ESTIMATED AGE, 34. DARK - HAIR AND MOUSTACHE.

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

EFFECTS - Gold watch; $15.45.

THIRD CLASS.

NAME - PETRIL SEMPEROPOLIS.

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

Image
© 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

Notes

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

Pictures

Titanic memorial in Greece
(2005) 
TITANIC MEMORIAL IN GREECE
The village of Ayios Sostis, Greece
(2005) 
 

Comment and discuss

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    Arun Vajpey said:

    In the article about the 4 Greeks from the same village who went down with thehe 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?

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    Steven Christian said:

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

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    Arun Vajpey said:

    Here you are:

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    Steven Christian said:

    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.

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    Arun Vajpey said:

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

  6. Ioannis Georgiou said:

    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.

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    Arun Vajpey said:

    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), THAT is the mystery in my view.

  8. Ioannis Georgiou said:

    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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Credits

Brian Ticehurst, UK

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])
Search archive British and Irish newspapers online

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2015) Panagiotis K. Lymperopoulus (ref: #972, last updated: 23rd September 2015, accessed 5th July 2020 00:59:03 AM)
URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-victim/panagiotis-lymperopoulus.html