Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co, New Glasgow NS|
|Owner||Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co Ltd, Pictou NS|
|Date of attack||22 Mar 1944||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-802 (Helmut Schmoeckel)|
|Position||44.30N, 62.51W - Grid BB 7537|
|Complement||26 (1 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Louisburg, Nova Scotia - Halifax|
|Cargo||1998 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in December 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.47 hours on 22 Mar, 1944, U-802 fired a spread of three torpedoes at overlapping ships in convoy SH-125 and at 09.49 hours a Gnat at a freighter. They heard three detonations and claimed the sinking of three ships with 5000 tons. However, only Watuka was hit and sank southeast of Halifax. One crew member was lost. The master, 22 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Anticosti (T 274) (Lt J.C. Boyd).
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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