George L. Torian
Canadian Steam merchant
|Name||George L. Torian|
|Completed||1926 - Earle’s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Hull|
|Owner||Upper Lakes & St. Lawrence Transportation Co Ltd, Toronto|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-129 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)|
|Position||9° 13'N, 59° 04'W - Grid EO 1525|
|Complement||19 (15 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Paramaribo - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in February 1926 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.20 hours on 23 February 1942 the unescorted George L. Torian (Master John Allan) was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-129 and sank by the bow after 28 seconds about 120 miles south-southeast of Trinidad. The U-boat had spotted the ship more than 4 hours earlier and missed her with a stern torpedo at 24.00 hours on 22 February. The master and 14 crew members were lost. Four crew members were rescued by a flying boat of the US Navy and landed at Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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