Livingston

Date of attack

3 Sep 1944

Nationality:     

British

Fate

Sunk by U-541 (Kurt Petersen)

Position

46° 15'N, 58° 05'W - Grid BB 5957

Complement

28 (14 dead and 14 survivors).

Route

Boston - Halifax - St. John’s

Torpedoed and Sunk - 1944

Livingston

Left Boston

For Halifax

Date of Attack 3 September 1944

Fate

Master

R T Robinson

Survived

First Officer

W Blackmore

Survived

Second Officer

N Hinks

Survived

Third Officer

M Sheppard

Survived

Radio Operator

L J Bishop

Lost

Chief Engineer

A H Thomas

Lost

Second Engineer

M Carew

Lost

Third Engineer

R O’Brien

Survived

Bosun

G B Cunning

Lost

Able Seaman

W Atkins

G Carew

G Curtis

A Flynn

C Humber

A McKay

L Shirley

H Short

H Spencer

Survived

Survived

Survived

Survived

Survived

Survived

Lost

Lost

Survived

Firemen

H Fry

S A Raike

Lost

Lost

Stoker

W Abbott

Survived

Oilers

H J Clarke

L Murley

C R Pieroway

Lost

Survived

Lost

Chief Steward

O Neilson

Survived

Second Steward

E Richards

Survived

Chief Cook

C G Clarke

Lost

Gunner

W Lutton

Survived

Cargo

2867 tons of general cargo

History

Completed in May 1928

Notes on event

At 08.45 hours on 3 Sep 1944 the unescorted Livingston (Master Reuben Thomas Robinson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-541 northeast of Louisburg, Nova Scotia. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost.

The master, 12 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMCS Barrie (K 138) (T/Lt W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR) and landed at St. John’s.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Livingston

1928

1941 Acquired by Bowater Newfoundland

1944 Torpedoed and sunk

2115

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws


Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Steam 3 Cyl

1000 IHP

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