Lord Strathcona

Newfoundland,North America

The steamer Lord Strathcona was built in Sunderland in 1915, and put in service as a transatlantic freighter between America and England. She survived the first world war and had a straightforward career until 1942. While she laid at anchor outside Bell island together with other ships, they were attacked 5.September 1942 by the German uboat U-513 under command of Rolf Rüggeberg. She was the second ship to be attacked and while she searched for survivors from the steamer Saganaga who had just been torpedoed she too was struck by two torpedoes and sank within a couple of minutes. The wreck rest today on a depth of 22 to 37 meter outside Bell island.


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Lord Strathcona


     
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7335 grt
Sunderland ( UK ) 1915
Montreal ( CA )

47° 35' N, 52° 59' W
( Source: Uboat.net )

Picture: Lord Stratcona
Originally from skovheim.org

Last updated: September 2019