Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,940 tons
Completed1929 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow 
OwnerPaterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario 
HomeportFort William 
Date of attack14 Mar 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-161 (Albrecht Achilles)
Position15° 45'N, 65° 00'W - Grid ED 8318
Complement21 (21 dead - no survivors)
RouteGeorgetown, British Guiana (9 Mar) - Trinidad (12 Mar) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 
History Completed in March 1929 
Notes on event

At 02.30 hours on 14 March 1942 the unescorted Sarniadoc (Master William Allen Darling) was hit near the stack by one torpedo from U-161 about 200 miles west of Guadeloupe and sank in 30 seconds after the boiler exploded. The master and 20 crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 21 people who were on board

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