German submarine U-69 tally of successes

German submarine U-69

Torpedo attack on SS Carolus

October 9, 1942
Offshore from Métis-sur-Mer
The SS Carolus is torpedoed while in Convoy LN9, en route towards Goose Bay. This torpedoing took place barely 300 km from Quebec City.

Torpedo attack on SS Caribou

Night of October 13 to 14, 1942
In Cabot Strait
The torpedo attack on this ferry that connected Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland is one of the greatest tragedies of the Battle of the St. Lawrence. The loss of the SS Caribou brought home to the Canadian population its vulnerability to attacks along its shores and made it understand the war’s proximity even further.