Ships hit by U-boats

Quebec City

British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2616

NameQuebec City
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,745 tons
Completed1927 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerSir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack19 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-156 (Werner Hartenstein)
Position2° 12'S, 17° 36'W - Grid FE 4925
Complement42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Capetown (3 Sep) - Freetown - UK 
Cargo6600 tons of general cargo and cotton 
History Completed in December 1927 
Notes on event

At 15.46 hours on 19 September 1942 the unescorted Quebec City (Master William Caradoc Thomas) was hit by one torpedo from U-156 north-northwest of the Ascension Island. The U-boat sank the ship with seven rounds from the deck gun and 58 rounds from the 37mm AA gun. One crew member was lost. The master, 37 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Decoy (H 75) (LtCdr G.I.M. Balfour, RN) and landed at Freetown.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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Media links

The Enemy We Killed, My Friend

Jones, David C.

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