Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,375 tons
Completed1919 - Osbourne, Graham & Co Ltd, North Hylton, Sunderland 
OwnerMerchant Marine Ltd, Ottawa 
Date of attack9 Oct 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-69 (Ulrich Gräf)
Position48° 47'N, 68° 10'W - Grid BA 3845
Complement30 (11 dead and 19 survivors).
RouteGoose Bay, Newfoundland - Montreal 
CargoEmpty barrels 
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 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 boardWe have details of 25 people who were on board

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