Ships hit by U-boats


Lochkatrine

British Motor merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2415.5

NameLochkatrine
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage9,419 tons
Completed1922 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack3 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position45.52N, 46.44W - Grid BC 5778
Complement90 (9 dead and 81 survivors).
ConvoyON-115
RouteLiverpool (23 Jul) - New York 
CargoBallast 
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 boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

Location of attack on Lochkatrine.

ship sunk.


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