St Lindsay


Date of attack

14 Jun 1941

Nationality:      

British

Fate

Sunk by U-751 (Gerhard Bigalk)

Position

47° 51'N, 38° 25'W - Grid BD 4144

Complement

47 (47 dead - no survivors)

Convoy

OG-64 (detached)

Route

Glasgow (3 Jun) - Clyde (5 Jun) - Trinidad - Buenos Aires

Cargo

3000 tons of general cargo

History

Completed in January 1921 as Canadian Highlander for the Canadian Government (Merchant Marine Ltd), Montreal.

1928 transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal.

1936 sold to Montreal, Australia, New Zealand Line Ltd (MANZ) Line Ltd, Montreal.

1939 sold to Britain and renamed St. Lindsay for St. Quentin Shipping Co Ltd (B. & S. Shipping Co), Newport.

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1941

St Lindsay

Left Glasgow

For Buenos Aires via Trinidad

Lost 14 June 1941

Master

O J Hill

Chief Officer

W C Davies

Second Officer

J J Taylor

Third Officer

G Hughes

First Radio Officer

L Le Feuvre

Second Radio Officer

G Matthew

Third Radio Officer

H Jones

Chief Engineer

H P Paulsen

Second Engineer

T Logue

Third Engineer

A H Lahtinen

Fourth Engineer

T Kennedy

Chief Steward

P G David

Bosun

J Alberg

Carpenter

K Persin

Able Seamen

T F King

B Leepin

A MacDiarmid

A McLeod

T Robertson

Ordinary Seamen

L Fordson

J Henderson

A Wilkins

Sailor

J H Adam

Deck Boy

J Miller

Donkeyman

J Goldie

T Mathers

A Zieba

Fireman

A Jeruchimovie

A Pavilon

J Stadnik

Cook

R McLellan

Baker

A Ward

Asst Steward

W Healy

Cabin Boy

D Anderson

Boy

J Boyle

Notes on event

At 03.46 hours on 14 June 1941 the unescorted St. Lindsay (Master Oliver John Stanley Hill), detached from convoy OG-64, was hit on port side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-751 while steaming at 9 knots in rough sea about 580 miles east of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The U-boat fired the torpedo on the surface from a distance of only 350 meters, remaining unseen in the dark night with low visibility, after having missed the ship with a first torpedo at 02.48 hours.

The hit caused a very heavy detonation after which the vessel rapidly settled by the bow and sank vertically with the stern raising out of the water after 80 seconds.

St. Lindsay had been reported missing after leaving convoy and was presumed lost in approx. 51°N/30°W. The master, 35 crew members, six gunners and five passengers (naval personnel) were lost.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

St Lindsay

1921

1938 Purchased from Canada renamed St Lindsay

1941 Torpedoed and sunk in N Atlantic

5370

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

150265

Wallace Shipbuilding

Vancouver


Steam 3 Cyl


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