Canadian Motor tanker
|Completed||1929 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Imperial Oil Shipping Co Ltd, Toronto|
|Date of attack||9 May 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-125 (Ulrich Folkers)|
|Position||19° 24'N, 82° 30'W - Grid DM 7919|
|Complement||45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||New York (30 Apr) - Cartagena, Colombia|
|History||Completed in July 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.12 hours on 9 May 1942 the unescorted Calgarolite (Master Thomas J. Mountain) was hit by two torpedoes from U-125 about 50 miles southwest of Grand Cayman Island. The tanker developed a list to port while the crew abandoned ship and was struck underneath the funnel by a coup de grâce at 20.39 hours. She settled by the stern but did not sink, so the U-boat used its AA guns to fire holes into the tanks for about one hour until the ship sank at 21.59 hours. The master and 21 crew members landed at Isla de Pinos, Cuba on 13 May. The chief officer and 22 crew members landed at Isla Mujeres, Mexico on 12 May.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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