British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||5 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-513 (Rolf Rüggeberg)|
|Position||47° 35'N, 52° 59'W - Grid BB 6381|
|Complement||44 (30 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Wabana - Sydney|
|Cargo||8300 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in April 1935 |
|Notes on event|
On 5 Sep 1942, U-513 entered the Conception Bay in Newfoundland to attack the ships lying at anchor in Wabana Roads. At 16.15 hours, the U-boat sank the Saganaga and at 16.46 hours the Lord Strathcona.
The Saganaga (Master Alfred William Dugald Mackay) was hit by two stern torpedoes and sank in three minutes. 27 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, ten crew members and three gunners were rescued by a Customs launch and landed at Lance Cove, Bell Island.
|On board||We have details of 30 people who were on board.|
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