Information on the North Sands class:
The Fort ships were a class of 198 cargo ships built in Canada during World War II. They were for use by the United Kingdom under Lend-Lease system. All had the prefix "Fort" when built during 1941 and 1945. The ships were in service between 1942 and 1985.
The Fort ships were 424 feet 6 inches (129.39 m) long with a beam of 57 feet (17.37 m). They were assessed at 7,130 GRT. The ships were of three types, the North Sands type, which were of riveted construction, and the Canadian and Victory types, which were of welded construction. They were built by eighteen different Canadian shipyards (Wikipedia).
Below are the merchant vessels of the North Sands class:
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|Loss date||Name of ship||Tons||Nat.||U-boat||Commander|
|18 Apr 1943||Fort Rampart||7,134|| U-226||Rolf Borchers|
|23 Feb 1945|| ||Point Pleasant Park||7,136|| U-510||Alfred Eick|
|24 Jul 1943|| ||Fort Chilcotin||7,133|| U-172||Carl Emmermann|
|6 Mar 1943||Fort Battle River||7,133|| U-410||Horst-Arno Fenski|
|6 Mar 1943|| ||Fort Paskoyac (d.)||7,134|| U-410||Horst-Arno Fenski|
|1 Oct 1943||Fort Howe||7,133|| U-410||Horst-Arno Fenski|
|23 Aug 1944||Fort Yale||7,134|| U-480||Hans-Joachim Förster|
|6 Jul 1943||Jasper Park||7,129|| U-177||Robert Gysae|
|17 Apr 1943||Fort Rampart (d.)||7,134|| U-628||Heinrich Hasenschar|
|17 Mar 1943||Fort Cedar Lake||7,134|| U-665||Hans-Jürgen Haupt|
|23 Sep 1943||Fort Jemseg||7,134|| U-238||Horst Hepp|
|18 May 1943||Fort Anne (d.)||7,134|| U-414||Walther Huth|
|9 Mar 1943||Fort Norman (d.)||7,133|| U-596||Gunter Jahn|
|30 Mar 1943||Fort a la Corne||7,133|| U-596||Gunter Jahn|
|19 Sep 1943||Fort Longueuil||7,128|| U-532||Ottoheinrich Junker|
|17 Mar 1943||Fort Cedar Lake (d.)||7,134|| U-338||Manfred Kinzel|
|2 Nov 1944||Fort Thompson (d.)||7,134|| U-1223||Albert Kneip|
|14 May 1944||Fort Fidler (d.)||7,127|| U-616||Siegfried Koitschka|
|20 Jan 1944||Fort Buckingham||7,122|| U-188||Siegfried Lüdden|
|25 Jan 1944||Fort la Maune||7,130|| U-188||Siegfried Lüdden|
|19 May 1944|| ||Fort Missanabie||7,147|| U-453||Dierk Lührs|
|16 Jul 1943||Fort Franklin||7,135|| U-181||Wolfgang Lüth|
|6 Aug 1943||Fort Halkett||7,133|| U-185||August Maus|
|17 May 1942||Fort Qu´Appelle||7,127|| U-135||Friedrich-Hermann Praetorius|
|17 Aug 1942||Fort la Reine||7,133|| U-658||Hans Senkel|
|12 May 1943|| ||Fort Concord||7,138|| U-456||Max-Martin Teichert|
|11 Jun 1942||Fort Good Hope||7,130|| U-159||Helmut Friedrich Witte|
(d.) means the ship was damaged in the action.
27 instances of North Sands class ships hit by U-boats.
If you miss a certain ship from this listing please let us know, we probably just mislabeled her class.