Canadian Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1928 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||19 Jan 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||35° 00'N, 72° 30'W - Grid CA 8997|
|Complement||322 (251 dead and 71 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Halifax - Boston (16 Jan) - Bermuda - Georgetown, British Guiana|
|Cargo||2908 tons of general cargo and 213 passengers|
|History||Completed in November 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.43 hours on 19 January 1942 the unescorted Lady Hawkins (Master Huntly Osborne Giffin) was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-66 and sank after 30 minutes about 150 miles east of Cape Hatteras. The master, 86 crew members, one gunner and 163 passengers (including four DBS) were lost. The chief officer, 20 crew members and 50 passengers were picked up after five days by the Coamo and landed at San Juan, Puerto Rico on 28 January.
|On board||We have details of 298 people who were on board.|
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