Ships hit by U-boats

George L. Torian

Canadian Steam merchant

NameGeorge L. Torian
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,754 tons
Completed1926 - Earleā€™s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull 
OwnerUpper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co Ltd, Toronto 
HomeportSt. Catharines 
Date of attack23 Feb 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-129 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position9° 13'N, 59° 04'W - Grid EO 1525
Complement19 (15 dead and 4 survivors).
RouteParamaribo - Trinidad 
History Completed in February 1926 
Notes on event

At 01.20 hours on 23 February 1942 the unescorted George L. Torian (Master John Allan) was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-129 and sank by the bow after 28 seconds about 120 miles south-southeast of Trinidad. The U-boat had spotted the ship more than 4 hours earlier and missed her with a stern torpedo at 24.00 hours on 22 February. The master and 14 crew members were lost. Four crew members were rescued by a flying boat of the US Navy and landed at Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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