Lord Strathcona


The steamer Lord Strathcona was built in Sunderland in 1915, and served as a transatlantic freighter between America and England. She survived the first world war and had a straightforward career until1942. While she laid at anchor outside Bell island together with several other ships, she was 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 merchant steamer Saganaga, she 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.

Former names:
Lord Strathcona

Tons: Built: Home Port:
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: December 2019