Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Ron Peterson

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 
HomeportSt. John´s 
Date of attack3 Sep 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-541 (Kurt Petersen)
Position46° 15'N, 58° 05'W - Grid BB 5957
Complement28 (14 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteBoston - Halifax - St. John’s 
Cargo2867 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in May 1928 
Notes on event

At 08.45 hours on 3 Sep 1944 the unescorted Livingston (Master Reuben Thomas Robinson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-541 northeast of Louisburg, Nova Scotia. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 12 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMCS Barrie (K 138) (T/Lt W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR) and landed at St. John’s.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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