It was one of the ed SQ convoys from S ydney to Q uebec. The convoy was found on 15 September by Uwhich then destroyed two ships from the convoy while U sank another and damaged two. Sn SQ convoys were a series of merchant ship formations escorted by warships ranging in size from destroyers to Motor Launches to protect against attack by German submarines bootle rose escort the St.
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The March St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence were air fscorte. In early May, the first U-boat arrived in the St. Lawrence, U It entered the Gulf of St. Lawrence and sank two merchant vessels. Following the attacks, all independent sailings gaspesie cancelled and the Gaslesie convoy system was adopted. Lawrence ports. From 6 to 10 September naked babes in smyrna south carolina, U and U successfully attacked Convoy QS and caused severe losses to the merchants travelling within it.
Lawrence River. SQ was one of the larger convoys in the series. There were twenty-two merchant vessels in the convoy. Thirteen were travelling in ballast, six were loaded gaspesie coal and three with paper. The vessels were arranged in seven columns, with the middle row escorte four vessels. The convoy commodore was responsible for station keeping among the merchants and to relay any orders to the rest of the merchant fleet from the senior escort officer. Crichton, ed the escort late on the escorte day.
The destroyer was equipped with Type radar which made the vessel capable of locating surfaced submarines.
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A Canso amphibious aircraft accompanied the convoy as close air cover from sunrise to nightfall. SQ was due to sail on 11 September bound for Quebec City. However, due to the attacks on QS and the resulting decision to have destroyers accompany Gulf convoys, SQ's sailing was delayed until 13 September in order to allow Salisbury to the escort. The convoy departed Sydney at on 13 September, with Salisbury ed the convoy's screen escorte directly from St.
John's, Newfoundland and Labrador where the destroyer had been undergoing repairs. On 15 Gaspesie, the escorts Summerside escorte black Chedabucto ed the convoy screen off the Baie des Chaleurs.
While in transit on 15 September, the submarine spotted a Canso overhead and took it as a of nearby convoy. Hartwig moved the submarine into the predicted path of the convoy and let the convoy sail towards him.
However, the convoy made a change of direction and the submarine ended up off the starboard side of the convoy. The sequence of events that followed were confused. In research by historians Michael L.
Hadley and Roger Sarty, the logs of the submarine and the convoy do not match and certain events could not be corroborated. Furthermore, escorte chemically treated paper used in Salisbury ' gaspesie asdic returns faded so quickly that even in babes from laval immediate investigation following the attack by command staff at Halifax, Nova Scotia found the it useless.
As U moved to avoid Salisburywhich had been sweeping back towards the rear of the convoy. According to Hartwig's log, he fired four torpedoes at two vessels in separate columns at He was forced to dive shortly after firing and claimed only one hit.
escorte Unknown to him, two of his torpedoes had struck targets, femdom cybersex chat room the other two exploding in the rocks below Cap-des-Rosiers roughly 6. The first merchant hit, Inger Gaspesie was the lead vessel in one of the columns and suffered an explosion amidships between hold 2 and the boiler room.
The vessel had been transporting coal bound for Port-Alfred, Gaspedie and sank within five minutes of the torpedoing. Twenty-three of the twenty-six were rescued.
The second vessel to be hit was Saturnusa defensively equipped merchant ship DEMSsailing in ballast bound for Montreal. Saturnus was the second ship in its column, dead centre of the convoy.
Lookouts aboard Saturnus spotted the torpedo as it closed with the ship and increased speed and made to turn. However, the torpedo struck the vessel's stern. Saturnus sank in fifteen minutes with thirty-five of thirty-six of its crew being rescued. According to the convoy record, Llangollenanother DEMS, spotted a periscope between the columns a few minutes after Saturnus was hit.
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Salisbury made asdic contact with the submarine and dropped five depth charges at Arrowhead and Salisbury made two more attacks before Summerside arrived taspesie relieve the destroyer. The corvettes continued to hunt in the area until the Fairmiles arrived to relieve them, with Arrowhead departing to re the convoy at and Summerside at The depth charges that the escorts had dropped damaged the storage tubes for reserve torpedoes on the exterior of the submarine's hull.
Hartwig kept the submarine submerged until nightfall and gave up chasing the convoy as heavy fog set in. Following the first attack, escorte convoy changed its organization with five columns of four merchant vessels. Salisbury was stationed 3. On 16 September, gaspesie convoy gaspesie U cardiff prostitute numbers s excorte area, where the submarine had been alerted by U escorte the convoy's arrival. Essex Lance was the lead ship in the babel chat side column, closest to shore.
The torpedo struck the ship at between the rudder and the propeller. Essex Lance settled by the stern but did not sink.
The crew of fifty took to the escortebut one of the crew drowned. A few minutes ej the merchant Joannis spotted a periscope within the convoy. Joannis was behind Essex Lance in the same column and was sailing in ballast bound for Montreal. Joannis sank quickly, though the entire crew of thirty-seven escaped the ship. Salisbury moved to where the periscope had been sighted and at got a contact on asdic, gaspesie escoorte problems manoeuvering within the convoy.
Arrowhead and Summerside which had moved to Gaspesiecould not relocate the contact. Vegreville attempted to tow Essex Lance which had not sunk. The stern of Essex Lance escorte dropped eecorte further The minesweeper abandoned the vessel, which remained sex chats with japanese women in the St. Lawrence River until the arrival of the salvage tug Lord Strathcona on 17 September which towed the damaged merchant to Quebec City, arriving on 22 September.
Essex Lance was repaired and returned to service. U torpedoed one more vessel of the convoy, Pan Yorkwhich survived. Salisbury and Arrowhead made more depth charge attacks atneither of which were reported by U At on 16 September, Salisbury departed the convoy's screen to its next convoy. The rest of the convoy asian escort services philadelphia at Quebec on 16 September.
U gaspesie expended all its torpedoes and began the return voyage home. At the submarine escorte caught on the surface by a Hudson light bomber of No. The bomber went into a steep dive, using its camouflage to approach the submarine without being detected.
The Hudson fired machine gun rounds, strafing the gaspesie, before dropping four depth charges, fused for 7. The depth charges bracketed the submarine but did no damage. U was later sunk in the Bay of Biscay on its return to base in France. On 29 September, the submarine was bombed by another aircraft from Squadron, with one unexploded depth charge lodged in the U escorte s foredeck.
The submarine withdrew from the gaspeske on 2 Gaapesie. These losses contributed to the Canadian government's decision to close the Gulf and St. Lawrence River to overseas shipping.
Additionally, the pressing need for escorts in the upcoming Invasion of North Africa by Allied forces prevented Canada from allocating further reinforcements to the gulf convoys. On 9 September, the Canadian government ireland gay chat their allies that all overseas shipping bound for ports on the St.
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