Ships hit by U-boats

Kitty´s Brook

British Steam merchant

NameKitty´s Brook
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,031 tons
Completed1907 - Irvine´s Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co Ltd, Harbour Dock, West Hartlepool 
OwnerBowater´s Newfoundland Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd, Corner Brook 
HomeportSt. Johns 
Date of attack10 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-588 (Victor Vogel)
Position42° 56'N, 63° 59'W - Grid BB 7810
Complement34 (9 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteNew York (7 May) - Argentia, Newfoundland 
CargoUS Army stores and trucks as deck cargo 
History Completed in July 1907 as British Abonema for Elder Dempster Lines Ltd, Liverpool. 1920 renamed Sapele for the same owner. 1929 sold to Argentina and renamed San Jorge for Weigel Bohnen & Cia SA Ltda, Buenos Aires. 1934 renamed Santa Catharina for Cia Argentina de Navegación Mihanovich Ltda, Buenos Aires. 1940 sold to Italy and renamed Sirio for La Estrella SA, Panama. 1941 taken over by Canada and renamed Kitty´s Brook
Notes on event

At 03.10 hours on 10 May 1942 the unescorted Kitty´s Brook (Master Jack Rowland Morbey) was hit by one torpedo from U-588 and sank within 20 minutes about 35 miles southeast of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 24 crew members landed at Lockeport, Nova Scotia.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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