British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - New Waterway Shipbuilding Co, Schiedam|
|Owner||Government of Newfoundland, St.Johns|
|Date of attack||14 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Ulrich Gräf)|
|Position||47° 19'N, 59° 29'W - Grid BB 5198|
|Complement||237 (136 dead and 101 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney - Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland|
|Cargo||118 service personnel and 73 passengers|
|Notes on event|
At 08.21 hours on 14 Oct 1942 the railway ferry Caribou (Master Benjamin Taverner) in convoy NL-9 was torpedoed and sunk by U-69 in the Cabot Strait. The master, 30 crew members, 57 service personnel and 48 passengers were lost. 15 crew members, 61 service personnel and 25 passengers were picked up by the HMCS Grandmere (J 258) (Lt J.S.C. Cuthbert) and landed at Sydney the same day.
|On board||We have details of 136 people who were on board.|
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