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23 Merchant Navy Ships lost at Sea

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Selected list of 23 Merchant Navy ships lost at sea during the Second World War.
Ship Date Sunk Number of Canadian Fatal Casualties
SS Frederick S. Fales (U.K.) September 21, 1940 12
SS Saint Malo (Canada) October 12, 1940 29
SS Maplecourt (Montréal) February 6, 1941 35
SS Nerissa (Hamilton, Bermuda) April 30, 1941 16
SS Vancouver Island (Montréal) October 15, 1941 64
SS Proteus (Montréal) November 23, 1941 58
SS Nereus (Montréal) December 10, 1941 60
SS Lady Hawkins (Halifax) January 19, 1942 92
MV Montrolite (Montréal) February 4, 1942 27
MV Victolite (Montréal) February 11, 1942 45
SS George L. Torian (St. Catharines, Ontario) February 22, 1942 13
SS Sarniadoc (Fort William, Ontario) March 16, 1942 22
SS Mont Louis (Montréal) May 8, 1942 13
SS Torondoc (Fort William, Ontario) May 20, 1942 23
SS Western Head (U.K.) May 28, 1942 24
SS Prescodoc (Fort William, Ontario) July 29, 1942 17
SS Carolus (Montréal) October 9, 1942 11
SS Caribou (St. John’s, Newfoundland) October 14, 1942 32
SS Bic Island (Montréal) October 29, 1942 36
SS Rose Castle (Halifax) November 2, 1942 23
SS Christian J. Kampmann (Montréal) November 3, 1942 19
SS Livingston (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England) September 3, 1944 12
SS Cornwallis (Vancouver) December 3, 1944 36

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MV: Motor Vessel

SS: Steam Ship

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