Canadian Motor merchant
|Completed||1938 - Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Levis PQ|
|Owner||Clarke Steamship Co Ltd, Quebec PQ|
|Date of attack||21 Jan 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Damaged by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||46° 33'N, 53° 04'W - Grid BB 6628|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||St. Johns - Halifax|
|History||Completed in July 1938|
1962 sold to Orleans Shipping Co Ltd, Montreal, later the same year to Dingwall Shipping Co Ltd, Halifax. 1971 sold to North Star Shipping Ltd, Halifax. 1972 sold to Ecuador and renamed Iguana for Maritima de Turismo, Guayaquil. 1992 broken up.
|Notes on event|
At 18.43 hours on 21 Jan 1942, U-203 fired a spread of four torpedoes at steamer of estimated 8000 tons, heard a detonation after 6 minutes 52 seconds and thought that the ship sank. Apparently, the North Gaspe (Master Alphonse Bégin), a Canadian ship under charter by the US Army Transport Service, was slightly damaged by the explosion of a torpedo close to the ship about 44 miles south of Cape Race, but managed to reach port safely. On board was a US Army gun crew and a communication unit.
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