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

Ships Name

Left

For

Date of Attack

Fate

Master

R T Robinson

Survived

Radio Operator

L J Bishop


Chief Engineer

A H Thomas


Second Referee

M Carew


Bosun

G B Cunning


Able Seaman

H Short


Firemen

H Fry

S A Raike


Oilers

H J Clarke

C R Pieroway


Crew Member

R O’Brien


Chief Cook

C G Clarke


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.

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