Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - J. Coughlan & Sons Ltd, Vancouver BC|
|Owner||Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||3 Dec 1944||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1230 (Hans Hilbig)|
|Position||43.59N, 68.20W - Grid BA 9572|
|Complement||48 (43 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Barbados (20 Nov) - Sandwich, Massachusetts - St. John, New Brunswick|
|Cargo||Bagged sugar and molasses in barrels|
Completed in October 1921 as Canadian Transporter for the Canadian Government. 1932 renamed Cornwallis for Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal.
|Notes on event|
At 10.00 hours on 3 Dec, 1944, the unescorted Cornwallis (Master Emerson Horace Robinson) was torpedoed and sunk by a Gnat from U-1230 10 miles southwest of Mount Desert Rock in the Gulf of Maine. The master, 35 crew members and seven gunners were lost. Five survivors were picked up by the fishing vessel Notre Dame and landed at Rockland, Maine.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Cornwallis
|11 Sep 1942||U-514||Hans-Jürgen Auffermann||Damaged||5,458|
|3 Dec 1944||U-1230||Hans Hilbig||Sunk||5,458|
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