Liverpool Packet (1)



Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


154442


Swan Hunter

Wallsend


MacColl and Pollock

Sunderland


Steam 3 Cyl

HP


725 IHP

Screws


1

Pictured as Sonia under previous owners

Date of attack

31 May 1942

Nationality:      

Canadian

Fate

Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)

Position

43° 20'N, 66° 20'W - Grid BA 9978

Complement

21 (2 dead and 19 survivors).

Route

New York - Halifax

Cargo

1945 tons of US government stores

History

Built as Norwegian Nidarnes for Rederi A/S Nidaros (A.L. Ombustvedt), Oslo. 1928 sold to Delson Steamship Co Ltd, Montreal and renamed Delson. 1929 sold to Sonia Shipping Co Ltd, Halifax and renamed Sonia. 1941 sold to Markland Shipping Co Ltd, Liverpool, Nova Scotia and renamed Liverpool Packet.

Notes on event

At 01.40 hours on 31 May 1942 the unescorted Liverpool Packet (Master Norman Emmons Smith) was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 15 miles west of Seal Island, Nova Scotia. Two crew members were lost. The master and 18 crew members landed at Seal Island, near Cape Sable.

On board

We have details of 3 people who were on board.

Torpedoed and Sunk - 1942

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