Waterton

Date of attack

11 Oct 1942

Nationality:      

British

Fate

Sunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)

Position

47° 07'N, 59° 54'W - Grid BB 5434

Torpedoed and Sunk - 1942

Waterton

Left  Corner Brook

For  Cleveland

Date of Attack  11 October 1942

Fate

Master

W Lutjens

Survived

Complement

27 (0 dead and 27 survivors).

Convoy

BS-31

Route

Corner Brook, Newfoundland (10 Oct) - Cleveland, Ohio

Cargo

2000 tons of wood sulphate and newsprint

History

Completed in May 1928

Notes on event

At 15.47 hours on 11 Oct 1942 the Waterton (Master William Lutjens) in convoy BS-31 was hit by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank by the stern north of Cape Breton Island in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

The master, 24 crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMCS Vison (T/Lt W.E. Nicholson, RCNR) and landed at Sydney.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Waterton

1928

1941 Acquired by Bowater Newfoundland

1942 Torpedoed and sunk in Cabot Strait

2115

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

149472

Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Armstrong Whitworth

Newcastle

Steam 3 Cyl

1000 IHP

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