Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - Kawasaki Dockyard Co Ltd, Kobe|
|Owner||Merchant Marine Ltd, Ottawa|
|Date of attack||12 Oct 1940||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)|
|Position||57° 58'N, 16° 32'W - Grid AM 4214|
|Complement||44 (28 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||St. John, New Brunswick - Liverpool|
|Cargo||7274 tons of general cargo, including steel and grain|
|History||Completed in September 1917 as War Wolf for The Shipping Controller, managed by Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool. In January 1920 sold to France and renamed Commandant Mages for Cie des Messageries Maritimes, Dunkirk. 1938 renamed Saint-Malô for Compagnie France-Navigation SA, Dunkirk. In August 1940 taken over by Canada at Halifax. |
|Notes on event|
At 23.25 hours on 12 Oct 1940 the Saint Malô, a straggler from convoy HX-77, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-101, broke in two and sank after 30 minutes. 13 Canadian and three French crew members abandoned ship in one lifeboat and some rafts. The U-boat fished the 17 years old ship´s boy out of the water and transferred him to the boat after questioning.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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