Canadian Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Nakskov Skibsværft A/S, Nakskov|
|Owner||Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||15 Jun 1940||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||50° 37'N, 8° 44'W - Grid BF 1347|
|Complement||22 (0 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||Quebec - Halifax - Milford Haven - Sharpness|
|Cargo||3568 tons of wheat|
|History||Completed in March 1924 as Danish Erik Boye for A/S D/S Vendila (Svendsen & Christensen), Copenhagen. In May 1940 taken over by the Canadian Government at Halifax. |
|Notes on event|
The Erik Boye (Master Martin Bantz) in station #67 was hit by a G7a torpedo and sank slowly by the bow. The master and 21 crew members abandoned ship in one lifeboat, were picked up by HMS Fowey (L 15) (Cdr H.B. Ellison, RN) and landed at Plymouth on 16 June.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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