SS Saganaga before World War II
W. Ralston Ltd., Glasgow, UK. © The University of Edinburgh
University of Edinburgh Library, Centre for Research Collections, Salvesen Collection, Coll-36 (Gen. 1925, 2nd tranche, C1, box 2, photo envelope no. 47)
SS Saganaga was a British steamship owned by the South Georgia Company Ltd. (Christian Salvesen & Company) of Leith, Scotland. All but one of the crew were from Great Britain. There was one Canadian Merchant Navy sailor onboard. When it was torpedoed and sunk on September 5, 1942, 25 British Merchant Navy sailors, 1 Canadian and 3 Royal Navy DEMS gunners were killed. Five bodies were recovered. Fourteen Merchant Navy sailors survived the sinking.