Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,454 tons
Completed1935 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerChristian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh 
Date of attack5 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-513 (Rolf R├╝ggeberg)
Position47° 35'N, 52° 59'W - Grid BB 6381
Complement44 (30 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteWabana - Sydney 
Cargo8300 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in April 1935 
Notes on event

On 5 Sep 1942, U-513 entered the Conception Bay in Newfoundland to attack the ships lying at anchor in Wabana Roads. At 16.15 hours, the U-boat sank the Saganaga and at 16.46 hours the Lord Strathcona.

The Saganaga (Master Alfred William Dugald Mackay) was hit by two stern torpedoes and sank in three minutes. 27 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, ten crew members and three gunners were rescued by a Customs launch and landed at Lance Cove, Bell Island.

On boardWe have details of 30 people who were on board

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