S.S. Caribou: Passengers & Crew 14/10/1942

Click here for my current list of individuals on board the S.S. Caribou Oct. 14, 1942.

These are the highest quality photos I’ve found on-line of people who were on the S.S. Caribou on the morning of October 14th, 1942, when the ship was torpedoed. Appearing in random order above are: Leonard Shiers, the only surviving baby, in the arms of Petty Officer Ralph Rogers RCN; Nursing Sister Agnes Wilkie RCNVR (wearing glasses); Seaman Eli Maxwell Bishop RN (blond); Nursing Sister Margaret Brooke RCN; Able Bodied Seaman Wilfred George Poole RN (arms crossed): Seaman Francis Warren RN (seated) with friend Kenneth Gosse, who was not on board; Captain Ben Taverner aboard the Caribou in 1941; Seaman Percy Moores RN and his brother Milton, who was not on board, in the Army uniform. Four of these people survived. To learn more click on my current list at the top of this page. Please post a comment if you have more information, corrections, or better photos. I’d love to hear from you.

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12 thoughts on “S.S. Caribou: Passengers & Crew 14/10/1942

  1. Jean

    Mom and I were on the Carson on the last trip over from Port aux Basque to North Sydney before she was sunk. We were down to Harbour la Que and Dad called to tell us to get home because he heard that there was German submarines out in the Gulf . We were lucky.

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  2. Sarah Bishop

    Hi Jenifer, My Great Uncle Eli Max Bishop was highlighted in your article. I am a relative of Eli and it would be great to get in contact with you.

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  3. Brenda Roy

    I am interested in information about the passengers and the ship the SS Caribou. My husband’s aunt was one of those who died on board, she was only 24 years old. I have looked at the book the SS Caribou and although there were stories of some of the passengers there was only a small write up about her. I’m hoping you have more information about the people on board.

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    1. Jennifer Morgan Post author

      Sorry for not getting back to you sooner Brenda. What was your husband’s aunt’s name? Does the family have any photos? You can email me at: morganjlee(at)hotmail(dot)com Thanks!!

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  4. Bev Curran

    My paternal Grandfather was John Moore, Chief Stewart for the Reid Railroad who had the very sad job of travelling to Port aux Basques to identify the remains of the bodies of the crew who had died. He passed away however in 1951.

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  5. Lori Vokey

    Please contact me, I am Arthur F Barry’s granddaughter. He didn’t like to talk about his time in the Navy much but he did tell me about that night. I don’t really remember much of the story he told me anymore, I had it on cassette tape because I interviewed him about it for a school project back in the 80’s but it was lost in the big Fort McMurray fire in 2016 😦 I could provide a photo of Poppy.

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    1. Jennifer Morgan Post author

      Hi Lori! What a shame to have lost something so valuable in the fire. Sorry for not checking my website earlier. I am back in the saddle, getting back to the website for the Caribou passengers and crew. If you have the photo of your grandfather, I’d love to have it. Can you email it to me: morganjlee(at)hotmail(dot)com ??? And anything you remember from the tape…maybe I can phone you?

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