British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)|
|Position||54° 55'N, 18° 25'W - Grid AL 6549|
|Complement||63 (1 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Sydney, CB (10 Sep) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7265 tons of refrigerated and general cargo, including 2258 tons of bacon, 955 tons of cheese, 379 tons of fish and 250 tons of ham|
|History||Completed in November 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.10 hours on 21 Sep 1940, U-100 attacked convoy HX-72 for the first time about 340 miles west of Bloody Foreland and reported sinking two steamers with 9000 grt and the tanker Torinia and another steamer probably sunk. In fact, the Canonesa, Torinia and Dalcairn were hit, which all sank during the night.
The master, 60 crew members and one gunner from the Canonesa (Master Frederick Stephenson) were picked up by HMS La Malouine (K 46) (LtCdr R.W. Keymer, RN). One crew member was lost.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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