Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1909 - NV Mij voor Scheeps-en Werktuigbouw ´Fyenoord´, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||15 Sep 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-517 (Paul Hartwig)|
|Position||48° 49'N, 64° 06'W - Grid BB 1763|
|Complement||36 (1 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Sydney - Quebec - Montreal|
|Notes on event|
At 18.33 hours on 15 Sep 1942, U-517 fired four torpedoes at convoy SQ-36 four miles from Cape des Rosiers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and reported one ship sunk and another damaged. In fact, the Inger Elisabeth and Saturnus were hit and sunk by one torpedo each. The U-boat had followed convoy since the afternoon of the day before and tried to chase it further but lost contact in fog.
The Saturnus was hit in the stern, which was completely destroyed and a gunner on watch at the stern gun was killed. The survivors launched both lifeboats before the ship sank after ten minutes and they made it to shore by themselves.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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