British Steam merchant
|Completed||1912 - J. Readhead & Co, South Shields|
|Owner||Galbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)|
|Position||49° 22'N, 65° 12'W - Grid BB 1475|
|Complement||46 (4 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - 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 board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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