Ships hit by U-boats

Frederika Lensen

British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameFrederika Lensen
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,367 tons
Completed1912 - J. Readhead & Co, South Shields 
OwnerGalbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack20 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
FateA total loss by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)
Position49° 22'N, 65° 12'W - Grid BB 1475
Complement46 (4 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteMontreal - Sydney CB 
History Built as Trevaylor 1934 renamed Frederika Lensen for Cornelis A. Lensen, London. 1940 sold to Galbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 18.39 hours on 20 July 1942 the Frederika Lensen (Master Bryan Ewart Russell) in convoy QS-19 was torpedoed and damaged by U-132 in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Anticosti Island. Four crew members were lost. The vessel was towed by HMCS Weyburn (K 173) (Lt Thomas M.W. Golby) to Grand Vallée Bay and was beached there. Because her back was broken, the ship was declared a total loss. The master and 35 crew members were rescued by the HMCS Weyburn (K 173) and landed at Sydney. Six crew members landed at Grande Vallée Bay, Quebec.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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