Canada at War: THE SERVICES: U-Boats in the River?

A lifeboat edged out of the gloom. Its frightened crew climbed ashore at Matane, Que. Able Seaman Sidney Langmead told what had happened.

A 10,000-ton British freighter was outward bound on the broad St. Lawrence River. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion. The order to abandon ship came almost immediately, and 17 men scrambled into a boat and shoved off. "We were adrift for about ten minutes when we heard a second explosion. The ship went down fast after that. We . . . didn't see anything more of the rest of the...

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