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Victolite (2) - (1928-1942)
See also : List of seaman, on board "Victolite", who lost their lives in 1942 & German Records off the Attack on the MS "Victolite (2)"
The second "Victolite" was built in 1928, lost after been torpedoed in 1942.
( Photo thanks to Donald A. Baker )
"Victolite" silhouette drawing, a scan from the Book "Taschebuch der handels-flooten 1940", a pocket book used by U-Boat captains,
The Miramar Ship Index for "VICTOLITE"
Torpedoed, shelled and sunk 36.12 N / 67.14 W on 11.02.1942 (47 dead).
Yard No: 517
Port of Registry: Toronto
Shipbuilder: Alexander Stephen & Sons Glasgow
Ship Type: Tanker
Tonnage: 11410 grt
Length: 510 feet
Breadth: 68 feet
Owner: Imperial Oil Company, Toronto.
by U 564, 10 Feb 1942, in 36.12N-67.14W, voy. Halifax - Las Piedras, in ballast.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 11.410 tons
Completed: 1928 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow
Owner: Imperial Oil Shipping Co Ltd, Toronto
Date of attack: 11 Feb, 1942 Nationality: Canadian
Fate: Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)
Position: 36.12N, 67.14W - Grid CB 7455
- See location on a map -
Complement: 47 (47 dead - no survivors)
Route: Halifax - Las Piedras, Venezuela
Notes on loss:
At 03.28 hours on 11 Feb, 1942, the unescorted Victolite (Master Peter McLean Smith) was torpedoed by U-564
and sunk by gunfire north-northwest of Bermuda. The master, 44 crew members and two gunners were lost.