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Book Review by Bermuda’s The Royal Gazette

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When Gilbert Lamb found four castaways off St David’s in 1942, he had to help. The Canadian merchant marines were emaciated after rowing their lifeboat 400 miles; their schooner Helen Forsey sank after a German U-boat attack. After Mr Lamb guided the men to shore, they gifted him their lifeboat. The rescue is one of […]

SS Nemanja of Yugoslavia sunk by U-84/Uphoff off Nova Scotia 7 April 1942; 13 KIA

- by Eric Wiberg

Nemanja SS Nemanja under her previous name of Trojan Prince. Source: http://wrecksite.eu/imgBrowser.aspx?20992 The steamship Nemanja was built in 1918 as the War Perch by Bertram and Sons of Sunderland, England. Ordered by the UK Shipping Controller for WWI, she had a colorful 24-year career with four names, including Trojan Prince for the Prince Line (Furness […]

MS Mattawin sunk by U-553/Thurmann off Nantucket, all 71 survived; taken to Newport, Cape Cod, Halifax

- by Eric Wiberg

MS Mattawin. Source: Andrey Nelogov, http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/1735.html The 6,919-ton diesel-motored ship Mattawin was originally built as the Ediba at Harland and Wolff’s storied shipyard in Govan, Glasgow. Ediba is a rural hamlet northeast of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the ship’s owners, the Elder Dempster Lines Ltd. of Liverpool, traded to West Africa regularly and named many […]

SS Margot, sunk by U-588/Vogel, men given uncorked rum bottles on a string, rescued

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Margot SS Margot. Source: The Allen Collection, c/o http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1697.html The British steam ship Margot of 4,545 gross registered tons was built by Lithgows, Limited of Glasgow in December, 1926. Her owners in 1942 were Kaye, Son and Company Ltd. of London. During World War II she only sailed from New York Harbor […]

FV Lark, Boston fishing schooner, shelled by U-107/Simmermacher 13 July 1944 off NS Canada, all survived

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Lark The fishing schooner Lark in Boston Harbor following its attack, which made national news. Source: Author’s collection.               The fishing schooner Lark was built in 1922 in Newcastle, Maine. It was 148 tons and owned by F. J. O’Hara Brothers Company of Boston, Massachusetts. This was a famous family with a dynasty […]

SS Liverpool Packet sunk by U-432 under Heinz-Otto Schultze off Cape Sable NS 30 May 1942, 19 survived

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Liverpool Packet SS Liverpool Packet under her previous name, Sonia, owned by Warren, F. K. – hence the W. prominently displayed on the stack. Source: http://www.uboat.net/allies/merchants/ships/1724.html The steam cargo ship Liverpool Packet was built in 1926 as the Norwegian ship Nidarnes by the Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. shipyard in Wallsend, […]

SS Herftford of UK sunk by German sub U-571 off New England 29 March 1942 en route from Australia, 4 died

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Hertford               The steamship Hertford was launched in 1917 in Germany as a general cargo ship of 10,923 gross tons. Her builder was Bremer Vulkan of Vegesack and her launched name was Rheinland, however due to the exigencies of World War I she was not completed for the Hamburg-Amerika Linie (Hapag) […]

Historical Resources

Attack Narratives Abgara Afoundria Amazone Andrew Jackson Anglo-Canadian Astrea Athelqueen Barbara Bloody Marsh Cape of Good Hope Cardonia Carmen Catahoula Charles Racine Cheerio Cherry Valley Cities Service Empire City of Alma Clan Skene Colabee Comol Rico Cygnet Darina Daytonian Delfina Delisle Delmundo Derryheen Domino Eclipse Esparta Esso Gettysburg Esso Baton Rouge Esso Boston Everalda Everelza […]

SS Fort Qu’Appelle rescued 24, maiden voyage, sunk U-135/Praetorius 17 May 1942, 34 men rescued Canada, 13 KIA

- by Eric Wiberg

U-Boats New England: Fort Qu’Appelle   Smiling survivors of Fort Qu’Appelle, with much to be grateful for, aboard HMCS Melville on 20 May 1942 after they had been sunk with the loss of 13 crewmates on a maiden voyage.   Source: uboat.net/allies/warships/ship/2684.html               The British steamship Fort Qu’Appelle was built in the North Sands […]