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    The struggle on the Atlantic between Allied navies and German submarines brought the naval war into Canada, turning the river and Gulf of St. Lawrence into a battleground. On October 14, 1942, the ferry SS Caribou and 137 passengers and crew, among them women and children, were lost when the German submarine U-69 torpedoed the ship.

    Caribou was a passenger ferry operating between Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland, and Sydney, Nova Scotia. Torpedoed in the Cabot Strait between the two ports, Caribou sank in four minutes. This print commemorates Caribou and the 31 members of its 46-person crew lost in the sinking. This led to popular outrage in Newfoundland and Canada over the targeting of a passenger ferry.

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    Extracted from my book, DANGEROUS VOYAGING.

    The ferry Caribou (Captain B. Taverner) was bound for Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland , from Sydney, Cape Breton, and in Convoy NL.9, when torpedoed and sunk by U.69 (Oblt. Ulrich Gräf) at 8.21am on 14 October, 1942, in position 47.19N, 59.29W. One hundred and thirty-six, including 57 service personnel, died. One hundred and one were picked up by the minesweeper HMCS Grandmere (Lt. J.F.C. Cuthbert) and landed at Sydney the same day. U.69 also sank the Carolus (Captain W. Broman) in the convoy.

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    The Loss of SS Caribou October 14, 1942:

    A bit more via the Wartime Heritage Association:

    Sinking of the SS Caribou - October 14, 1942
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