|Death: ||Nov. 11, 1941|
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Baron
Ste. Appolinair, province of Quebec, Canada
Seaman Arthur Baron was aboard the SS Meridian, an American merchant ship registered in Panama, when it left Sydney, Nova Scotia on Nov 4, 1941. Part of Convoy SC-53, the freighter was bound for Iceland and Russia with a cargo of "government stores and general cargo." On the afternoon of the 11th, the ship, which had lagged behind the convoy ("straggled"), was spotted by the British ship HMCS Chambly. Two hours later, German submarine U-561 fired a spread of four torpedoes at Meridian and observed one hit in the bow and heard a second detonate.
There were 26 Merchant Mariners on board. None survived.
(Note: at this time, I've only been able to find the names of five crew members)
cenoteph: Halifax Memorial
Body lost at sea
Specifically: He was on Meridian when it was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic by U-Boat 561
Created by: Patricia O'Neal
Record added: Sep 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77053465
"Their graves are marked only by the waves of the ocean. We miss them, we respect them and we shall never forget them."|
Added: Sep. 25, 2011