Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,621 tons
Completed1918 - Nova Scotia Steel & Coal Co, New Glasgow NS 
OwnerNova Scotia Steel & Coal Co Ltd, Pictou NS 
Date of attack22 Mar 1944Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-802 (Helmut Schmoeckel)
Position44° 30'N, 62° 51'W - Grid BB 7537
Complement26 (1 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteLouisburg, Nova Scotia - Halifax 
Cargo1998 tons of coal 
History Completed in December 1918 
Notes on event

At 09.47 hours on 22 March 1944, U-802 fired a spread of three torpedoes at overlapping ships in convoy SH-125 and at 09.49 hours a Gnat at a freighter. They heard three detonations and claimed the sinking of three ships with 5000 tons. However, only Watuka was hit and sank southeast of Halifax. One crew member was lost. The master, 22 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Anticosti (T 274) (Lt J.C. Boyd).

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