Liverpool Packet (1)

Pictured as Sonia under previous owners

Date of attack

31 May 1942




Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)


43° 20'N, 66° 20'W - Grid BA 9978


21 (2 dead and 19 survivors).


New York - Halifax


1945 tons of US government stores


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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