Ships hit by U-boats

Pacific Pioneer

British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2544

NamePacific Pioneer
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage6,734 tons
Completed1928 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack30 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)
Position43° 30'N, 60° 35'W - Grid BB 8719
Complement71 (0 dead and 71 survivors).
RouteBelfast (17 Jul) - New York 
History Completed in February 1928 
Notes on event

At 01.10 hours on 30 July 1942 the Pacific Pioneer (Master Hugh Campbell) in convoy ON-113 was torpedoed and sunk by U-132 southwest of Sable Island. The master, 58 crew members, eight gunners and four passengers were picked up by HMCS Calgary (K 231) (T/Lt H.K. Hill, RCNVR) and landed at Halifax.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats