Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland|
|Owner||Merchant Marine Ltd, Ottawa|
|Date of attack||9 Oct 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-69 (Ulrich Gräf)|
|Position||48° 47'N, 68° 10'W - Grid BA 3845|
|Complement||30 (11 dead and 19 survivors).|
|Route||Goose Bay, Newfoundland - Montreal|
|History||Completed in December 1919 as British Carolus for Ohlson SS Co, Hull. 1932 registered in Finland for
A/B Ohlson SS Co O/Y (A/B Nielsen & Thordén O/Y), Helsingfors. 1941 seized by the Canadian government. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.07 hours on 9 Oct 1942, U-69 fired a torpedo at the convoy NL-9 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence near Bic Island and heard a detonation after six minutes. At 06.09 hours, a second torpedo was fired which sank the Carolus (Master William Broman). Eleven crew members were lost. The master, 16 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Hepatica (K 159) (T/Lt T. Gilmour, RCNR) and HMCS Arrowhead (K 145) (Cdr E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR) and landed at Quebec.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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