Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Markland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool, Nova Scotia|
|Date of attack||31 May 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||43° 20'N, 66° 20'W - Grid BA 9978|
|Complement||21 (2 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Halifax|
|Cargo||1945 tons of US government stores|
|History||Built as Norwegian Nidarnes for Rederi A/S Nidaros (A.L. Ombustvedt), Oslo. 1928 sold to Delson Steamship Co Ltd, Montreal and renamed Delson. 1929 sold to Sonia Shipping Co Ltd, Halifax and renamed Sonia. 1941 sold to Markland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool, Nova Scotia and renamed Liverpool Packet. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.40 hours on 31 May 1942 the unescorted Liverpool Packet (Master Norman Emmons Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 15 miles west of Seal Island, Nova Scotia. Two crew members were lost. The master and 18 crew members landed at Seal Island, near Cape Sable.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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