Conception Bay Nfld WW II Wrecks

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 19:00 - 21:00

Conception Bay Nfld WW II Wrecks

Jiri will provide a brief review of the history of U-boat attacks on Canadian shipping in Conception Bay, NFL including a few personal reflections on diving the sunken ships.  Conception Bay, Newfoundland was one place where World War II reached the shores of North America.  At Bell Island in 1942 torpedoes struck the Scotia loading pier. Four ore carrier ships were sunk while being loaded with iron ore at Lance Cove. On September 5 two Canadian ships were attacked and sunk during the daylight by a German U-boat. They were the Lord Strathcona, and the Rose Castle. On November 2, 1942 the British Saganaga, and the French PLM 27 were attacked and sunk at night at Lance Cove by a German U-boat. As a result of both attacks sixty-nine lives were lost.”