German U-boat attack on S.S. “Caribou” ferry
Shipwreck preservation Society of Newfoundland & Labrador Inc.
Transcript of video about the sinking of S.S. Caribou by U-69:
On October 14th 1942, U-69 and
[a German submarine diving under the surface of the ocean]
its commander Ulrich Gräf
[portrait of a German Navy officer in uniform]
were hunting for Allied shipping in the Cabot Strait.
[a German Navy officer looking through a submarine periscope]
Just after midnight, they spotted a passenger ferry
[a submarine periscope breaking the surface of the ocean]
and its Navy escort heading for Newfoundland.
[underwater view of submarine; German Navy officer at periscope]
After a three-hour pursuit,
[view of a merchant steamship through a periscope]
U-69 maneuvered into attack position.
[submarine crew firing a torpedo]
It fired one torpedo from the stern tube,
[view of torpedo speeding through the water]
hitting the Caribou amidships on the starboard side.
[torpedo exploding in the side of a steamship; German sailor cheering]
The damage was so bad that the ferry sank in less than 6 minutes.
[crippled merchant ship sinking in the ocean with sailors jumping over the side]