Ships hit by U-boats


Montrolite

Canadian Motor tanker



Glenbow Museum Archives Photograph #IP-2d-57

NameMontrolite
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage11,309 tons
Completed1926 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel 
OwnerImperial Oil Shipping Co Ltd, Toronto 
HomeportToronto 
Date of attack5 Feb 1942Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-109 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)
Position35° 14'N, 60° 05'W - Grid CB 9713
Complement48 (28 dead and 20 survivors).
Convoy
RouteTrinidad - Halifax 
CargoCrude oil 
History Completed in February 1926 
Notes on event

At 01.42 hours on 5 Feb 1942 the unescorted Montrolite (Master John White) was hit by one of two stern torpedoes from U-109 northeast of Bermuda. The U-boat had followed the tanker since 21.22 hours on 4 February. She sank by the stern within five minutes, after being hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 02.32 hours. The master, 26 crew members and one gunner were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British steam merchant Winkleigh and landed at Halifax on 10 February.

 
On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

Location of attack on Montrolite.

ship sunk.


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Sinking of the Montrolite

Constant, Alan R.

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