Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Paterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario|
|Date of attack||21 May 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-558 (Günther Krech)|
|Position||18° 15'N, 79° 20'W - Grid EB 3111|
|Complement||18 (0 dead and 18 survivors).|
|Route||Mobile, AL - Georgetown, British Guiana|
|Cargo||General cargo, including cement|
|History||Completed in April 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.22 hours on 21 May 1942, U-558 fired a torpedo at the unescorted and unarmed Troisdoc and heard a hit without detonation after 53 seconds. The U-boat then surfaced and shelled the ship that sank by the bow about 55 miles west of Jamaica at 19.17 hours.The master and 17 crew members were picked up less than five hours after the sinking by HMS Clarkia (K 88) (LtCdr F.J.G. Jones, RNR), which was escorting Lady Nelson in tow of the American tug Moran from Kingston to Mobile.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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