Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2415.5

Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage9,419 tons
Completed1922 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack3 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position45° 52'N, 46° 44'W - Grid BC 5778
Complement90 (9 dead and 81 survivors).
RouteLiverpool (23 Jul) - New York 
History Completed in January 1922 
Notes on event

At 03.05 hours on 3 Aug 1942, U-552 fired two torpedoes at convoy ON-115 east of Cape Race and observed a hit aft on a tanker and at the bow of a freighter, both vessels stopped. The G.S. Walden was damaged and the Lochkatrine was sunk.

Eight crew members and one passenger from the Lochkatrine (Master Percy Cooper) were lost. The master, 55 crew members, eight gunners and 17 passengers were picked up by HMCS Hamilton (I 24) (LtCdr N.V. Clark, RCNR) and HMCS Agassiz (K 129) (A/LtCdr B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) and landed at Halifax.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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