Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Sailing ship

Photo of Angelus from a newspaper

Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage255 tons
Completed1912 - Tranchemer, La Richardaise 
OwnerMerchant Marine Ltd, Ottawa 
Date of attack19 May 1943Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-161 (Albrecht Achilles)
Position38° 40'N, 64° 00'W - Grid CB 5722
Complement10 (8 dead and 2 survivors).
RouteBarbados - Halifax 
History On 11 May 1942, the French barquentine Angelus of Felix Chevalier, Cancale was taken as prize by HMCS Prescott (K 161) on the Grand Banks and sent to Sydney, where she was turned over to the Canadian Government Merchant Marine Ltd. 
Notes on event

At 11.30 hours on 19 May 1943 the Angelus (Master Edward Jensen) was stopped by U-161 north of Bermuda and sunk by gunfire after the crew of ten men abandoned ship in a lifeboat. When the boat was found after five days by USS Turner (DD 648), only two of them were still alive, the others including the master had died from exposure. The survivors were landed at Portland, Maine on 27 May 1943.

On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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