For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

S.S. CARIBOU

S.S. CARIBOU

Photographer unknown. Photo credit: Archives and Special Collections (Coll. 115 16.07.002),

Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL.

 

Launched: 09 Jun 1925

Sunk 14 Oct 1942

 

SS Caribou was a Newfoundland Railway passenger ferry that ran between Port aux Basques, in the Dominion of Newfoundland, and North Sydney, Nova Scotia between 1928 and 1942. During the Battle of the St. Lawrence the ferry was attacked and sunk by the German submarine U-69 in October 1942, while traversing the Cabot Strait as part of her three weekly SPAB convoys. As a civilian vessel, she had women and children on board, and many of them were among the 137 who died.

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

MARSHALL, Albert Walter

PO.Ck(O), 40581, RCN

MPK - 14 Oct 1942

(HMCS Assiniboine I18) 

MASSON, James Ronald

OS, V31106, RCNVR

MPK - 14 Oct 1942

(HMCS Moonbeam)

MAY, George Edward

Stoker PO, RCNR

MPK - 14 Oct 1942

(HMCS Morden)

 

 

 

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