St Lindsay


Date of attack

14 Jun 1941

Nationality:      

British

Fate

Sunk by U-751 (Gerhard Bigalk)

Position

47° 51'N, 38° 25'W - Grid BD 4144

Complement

47 (47 dead - no survivors)

Convoy

OG-64 (detached)

Route

Glasgow (3 Jun) - Clyde (5 Jun) - Trinidad - Buenos Aires

Cargo

3000 tons of general cargo

History

Completed in January 1921 as Canadian Highlander for the Canadian Government (Merchant Marine Ltd), Montreal.

1928 transferred to Canadian National Steamships Ltd, Montreal.

1936 sold to Montreal, Australia, New Zealand Line Ltd (MANZ) Line Ltd, Montreal.

1939 sold to Britain and renamed St. Lindsay for St. Quentin Shipping Co Ltd (B. & S. Shipping Co), Newport.

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


150265


Wallace Shipbuilding

Vancouver




Steam 3 Cyl

HP



Screws


1

Torpedoed and Sunk in The North Atlantic - 1941

St Lindsay

Left Glasgow

For Buenos Aires via Trinidad

Lost 14 June 1941

Fate

Master

O J Hill

Lost

Chief Officer

W C Davies

Lost

Second Officer

J J Taylor

Lost

Third Officer

G Hughes

Lost

First Radio Officer

L Le Feuvre

Lost

Second Radio Officer

G Matthew

Lost

Third Radio Officer

H Jones

Lost

Chief Engineer

H P Paulsen

Lost

Second Engineer

T Logue

Lost

Third Engineer

A H Lahtinen

Lost

Fourth Engineer

T Kennedy

Lost

Chief Steward

P G David

Lost

Bosun

J Alberg

Lost

Carpenter

K Persin

Lost

Able Seamen

T F King

B Leepin

A MacDiarmid

A McLeod

T Robertson

All Lost

Ordinary Seamen

L Fordson

J Henderson

A Wilkins

All Lost

Sailor

J H Adam

Lost

Deck Boy

J Miller

Lost

Donkeyman

J Goldie

T Mathers

A Zieba

All Lost

Fireman

A Jeruchimovie

A Pavilon

J Stadnik

All Lost

Cook

R McLellan

Lost

Baker

A Ward

Lost

Asst Steward

W Healy

Lost

Cabin Boy

D Anderson

Lost

Boy

J Boyle

Lost

Notes on event

At 03.46 hours on 14 June 1941 the unescorted St. Lindsay (Master Oliver John Stanley Hill), detached from convoy OG-64, was hit on port side underneath the bridge by one G7e torpedo from U-751 while steaming at 9 knots in rough sea about 580 miles east of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

The U-boat fired the torpedo on the surface from a distance of only 350 meters, remaining unseen in the dark night with low visibility, after having missed the ship with a first torpedo at 02.48 hours.

The hit caused a very heavy detonation after which the vessel rapidly settled by the bow and sank vertically with the stern raising out of the water after 80 seconds.

St. Lindsay had been reported missing after leaving convoy and was presumed lost in approx. 51°N/30°W. The master, 35 crew members, six gunners and five passengers (naval personnel) were lost.

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