British Motor merchant
|Completed||1922 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||45.52N, 46.44W - Grid BC 5778|
|Complement||90 (9 dead and 81 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (23 Jul) - New York|
|History||Completed in January 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.05 hours on 3 Aug, 1942, U-552 fired two torpedoes at the convoy ON-115 east of Cape Race and observed a hit aft on a tanker and at the bow of a freighter, both vessels stopped. The G.S. Walden was damaged and the Lochkatrine was sunk.
Eight crew members and one passenger from the Lochkatrine (Master Percy Cooper) were lost. The master, 55 crew members, eight gunners and 17 passengers were picked up by HMCS Hamilton (I 24) (LtCdr N.V. Clark, RCNR) and HMCS Agassiz (K 129) (A/LtCdr B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) and landed at Halifax.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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