Ships hit by U-boats


Canadian Steam merchant

Kenordoc under her former name Geo. R. Donovan

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,780 tons
Completed1926 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerPaterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario 
HomeportFort William 
Date of attack15 Sep 1940Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position57° 42'N, 15° 02'W - Grid AM 1751
Complement20 (7 dead and 13 survivors).
ConvoySC-3 (straggler)
RouteQuebec - Sydney - Bristol 
Cargo2000 tons of timber (700 standards) 
History Completed in May 1926 as Geo. R. Donovan for Union Transit Co Ltd (J.B. Foote), Hamilton, Ontario. 1939 renamed Kenordoc for Paterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario. 
Notes on event

At 12.16 hours on 15 Sep 1940 the Kenordoc (Master Charles Ernest Brown), a straggler from convoy SC-3, was shelled by U-99 about 44 miles west-northwest of Rockall. The ship was later scuttled by HMS Amazon (D 39) (LtCdr N.E.G. Roper, RN). The master and six crew members were lost. 13 crew members were rescued by the destroyer and HMCS St. Laurent (H 83) (Lt H.S. Rayner, RCN) and landed at Greenock.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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