Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1922 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona|
|Owner||A/B Svenska Ostasiatiska Kompaniet, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||9 Aug 1940||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)|
|Position||55° 04'N, 11° 21'W - Grid AM 5424|
|Complement||32 (16 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Freetown - Liverpool|
|Cargo||3000 tons of pig iron, 2700 tons of linseed, 1152 tons of general cargo and 1034 tons of hessian|
|History||Completed in January 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.32 hours on 9 Aug 1940 the unescorted Canton was hit by one torpedo from U-30 and sank 70 miles west of Tory Island.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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