Canadian Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1928 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||10 Mar 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-161 (Albrecht Achilles)|
|Position||14.01N, 60.59W - Grid ED 6913|
|Complement||235 (25 dead and 210 survivors).|
|Route||St. Lucia - Georgetown|
|Cargo||General cargo and foodstuffs|
|History||Completed in October 1928|
In October 1939, the Lady Nelson was requisitioned by the Royal Canadian Navy as ocean boarding vessel (OBV), but the conversion was not completed and the ship was returned to the owner.
|Notes on event|
At 04.49 hours on 10 Mar, 1942, U-161 fired two torpedoes into the harbour of Port Castries, St. Lucia. The first torpedo hit the Lady Nelson, which caught fire and sank by the stern in shallow waters. The second torpedo struck the Umtata, which sank by the stern. However, both vessels were later salvaged and repaired.
Three crew members and 15 passengers of the 116 crew members, 110 passengers and two gunners aboard Lady Nelson and seven dock workers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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