Logbook of U-69 for October 14, 1942 (English translation)
An English translation of the page of the logbook of German submarine U-69 for October 14, 1942 has the following entries:
05.34 German Summer time (01:01 Newfoundland time): Shadow in sight bearing 300°T, behind it a second smaller shadow. Enemy course 40°, speed 10.5 knots. Heavily smoking freight-passenger steamer of about 6500 GRT. Astern to starboard a 2-smokestack destroyer as escort. Maneuvered ahead.
08.21 German Summer time (03:51 Newfoundland time): [Torpedo] shot from tube V, bow right 90°, speed 12 knots, range=650 meters. Hit [steamer] forward 10 meters. High dark explosion column, shortly thereafter 2 explosions (boiler). Steamer settled immediately almost up to the railing and takes a list to port. I shot from the favorable side, but [also the side] protected by the destroyer which now goes at 900-1000 meters at target angle 10°. He turned initially towards the steamer, then apparently has me, turns towards and rushes up.
08.25 German Summer time (03:55 Newfoundland time): Running off [on the surface] is not possible due to the good visibility. Crash dive! Quickly went deep. At AK [full speed] turned in the vicinity of the sinking ship, there he [Navy escort] would not throw [depth charges]. Loud bulkhead breaking heard in the entire boat.