Ships hit by U-boats

Liverpool Packet

Canadian Steam merchant

Liverpool Packet under her former name Sonia

NameLiverpool Packet
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,188 tons
Completed1926 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerMarkland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool, Nova Scotia 
HomeportLiverpool NS 
Date of attack31 May 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position43° 20'N, 66° 20'W - Grid BA 9978
Complement21 (2 dead and 19 survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax 
Cargo1945 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 boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats