Saganaga

Newfoundland,Canada

Saganaga was a cargo steamer built by D & W Henderson Company in Scotland, and was launched in 1935 for the British company The South Georgia Company. While she laid at anchor outside Bell island loaded with iron ore, she was attacked 5. September 1942 by the German uboat U-513 under command of Rolf Rüggeberg. She was the first ship to be torpedoed and sunk, and the steamer Lord Strathcona came to assist, but were also sunk soon after. 29 men of her crew lost their lives in the sinking. The wreck rest today standing on her keel on a depth of 18 to 35 meter south of Bell Island.


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Saganaga

124,0 x 17,0 x 8,5 m
     
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5454 grt
Glasgow ( UK ) 1935
Leith ( UK )
47°35'00.0"N 52°59'00.0"W

Last updated: March 2020