Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,140 tons
Completed1928 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerBowater´s Newfoundland Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd, Corner Brook 
Date of attack11 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)
Position47° 07'N, 59° 54'W - Grid BB 5434
Complement27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteCorner Brook, Newfoundland (10 Oct) - Cleveland, Ohio 
Cargo2000 tons of wood sulphate and newsprint 
History Completed in May 1928 
Notes on event

At 15.47 hours on 11 Oct 1942 the Waterton (Master William Lutjens) in convoy BS-31 was hit by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank by the stern north of Cape Breton Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The master, 24 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Vison (T/Lt W.E. Nicholson, RCNR) and landed at Sydney.

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