Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Harold Keeping

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,927 tons
Completed1927 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne 
OwnerPaterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario 
HomeportFort William 
Date of attack21 May 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-69 (Ulrich Gräf)
Position14° 45'N, 62° 15'W - Grid ED 6871
Complement22 (22 dead - no survivors)
RouteSt. Thomas, Virgin Islands (18 May) - Trinidad 
History Completed in May 1927 
Notes on event

At 07.53 hours on 21 May 1942 the unescorted Torondoc (Master François Xavier Daneau) was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-69 and sank about 60 miles northwest of Martinique. The Germans questioned the survivors on four lifeboats and two rafts, but the master and 21 crew members were never seen again.

On boardWe have details of 22 people who were on board

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