Torpedoed and Sunk in The St Georges Channel - 1945
Left Victoria (BC)
For London via Panama, Halifax & Swansea
Lost 2 March 1945
A W Wheeler
Senior Ordinary Seaman
R A Ogden
Victoria, British Columbia - Panama - Halifax - Swansea - London
1667 standards of lumber, 2038 tons of plywood and 500 tons of lead and zinc
Notes on loss
At 18.12 hours on 2 Mar, 1945, U-1302 attacked the convoy SC-167 in the St. George´s Channel and sank the King Edgar and Novasli. The U-boat could not report her attack, because she was lost five days later.
The King Edgar (Master Arthur Warren Wheeler) was taken in tow, but sank later.
Two crew members and two gunners were lost.
The master, 32 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by HMS Nyasaland (K 587) (LtCdr J. Scott, RNVR) and landed at Milford Haven.