Ships hit by U-boats

Lady Drake

Canadian Steam passenger ship

NameLady Drake
Type:Steam passenger ship
Tonnage7,985 tons
Completed1928 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead 
OwnerCanadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal 
Date of attack5 May 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)
Position35° 43'N, 64° 43'W - Grid CB 7922
Complement268 (12 dead and 256 survivors).
RouteBermuda (4 May) - St. Johns, Newfoundland 
Cargo147 passengers 
History Completed in December 1928 
Notes on event

At 03.05 hours on 5 May 1942 the unescorted Lady Drake (Master Percy A. Kelly) was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-106 and sank in 25 minutes about 90 miles north of Bermuda. Six crew members and six passengers were lost. The master, 114 crew members and 141 passengers were picked up by USS Owl (AM 2) and landed at Bermuda.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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