British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Bowater´s Newfoundland Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd, Corner Brook|
|Date of attack||11 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)|
|Position||47.07N, 59.54W - Grid BB 5434|
|Complement||27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Corner Brook, Newfoundland (10 Oct) - Cleveland, Ohio|
|Cargo||2000 tons of wood sulphate and newsprint|
|History||Completed in May 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.47 hours on 11 Oct, 1942, the Waterton (Master William Lutjens) in convoy BS-31 was hit by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank by the stern north of Cape Breton Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The master, 24 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Vison (T/Lt W.E. Nicholson, RCNR) and landed at Sydney.
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