Ships hit by U-boats


Lord Strathcona

Canadian Steam merchant



Lord Strathcona

NameLord Strathcona
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,335 tons
Completed1915 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerDominion Shipping Co Ltd, Montreal 
HomeportHalifax 
Date of attack5 Sep 1942Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-513 (Rolf R├╝ggeberg)
Position47° 35'N, 52° 59'W - Grid BB 6381
Complement44 (0 dead and 44 survivors).
Convoy
RouteWabana - Sydney 
CargoIron ore 
History  
Notes on event

On 5 Sep 1942, U-513 entered the Conception Bay in Newfoundland to attack the ships lying at anchor in Wabana Roads. The U-boat sank at 16.15 hours the Saganaga and at 16.46 hours the Lord Strahcona.

The Lord Strahcona (Master Charles Stewart) was hit by two bow torpedoes and sank within 90 seconds. The master and 43 crew members had prepared themselves to abandon ship after the first attack had been observed. They were all rescued by a Customs launch and landed at Lana Bay, Bell Island.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board


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