Canadian Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1928 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||19 Jan 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||35° 00'N, 72° 30'W - Grid CA 8997|
|Complement||322 (251 dead and 71 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax - Boston - Bermuda|
|Cargo||2908 tons of general cargo and 213 passengers|
|History||Completed in November 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.43 hours on 19 Jan 1942 the unescorted Lady Hawkins (Master Huntly Osborne Giffen) was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-66 and sank after 30 minutes about 150 miles from Cape Hatteras. The master, 85 crew members, one gunner and 164 passengers (including two DBS) were lost. The chief officer, 21 crew members and 49 passengers were picked up after five days by the Coamo and landed at Puerto Rico on 28 January.
The chief officer Percy A. Kelly was awarded the MBE and the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 208 people who were on board.|
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