During the Battle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, German submarine U-69 sank the SS Caribou off Newfoundland. The passenger ferry was on its way to Port aux Basques, N.L., when she was torpedoed. She sank in less than five minutes, taking 137 men, women and children to their deaths. Between 1942 and 1944, over 20 ships were attacked and sunk in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the St. Lawrence River.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 14, 1942
Month: 
10
Day: 
14