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Crowley, Mary. Mary Crowley papers
TitleCrowley, Mary. Mary Crowley papers
Creator of ContentCrowley, Mary E.
Date of Content1942; 20th century
SubjectCaribou (Ship)
World War, 1939-1945--Casualties--Newfoundland and Labrador
Port-aux-Basques (N.L.)
Scope and Content of FondsThis file consists of a single document, an account of tragedy and its effect on a small Newfoundland town during the Second World War. The S.S. Caribou, a passenger ship which ran between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Port-aux-Basques, Newfoundland was torpedoed by a German submarine in the early morning of October 14, 1942. Of the 238 passengers and crew, only 101 survived. Mary E. Crowley was a resident of Port-aux-Basques from 1940 until 1947. Her story, "The Tragedy of the Caribou" gives specific references to the time of the torpedoing, the loss of life, the rumours surrounding the incident and the feelings of bitterness among residents of Port-aux-Basques.
Extent of Fonds3 pages
Author of Finding AidFlaherty, Sara M.
Date of Finding Aid2000
LocationCanada--Newfoundland and Labrador--Port-aux-Basques
Time Period1942; 20th century
Resource TypeFinding Aid
IdentifierMF-347; ASC-EAD0020
ProvenanceMary E. Crowley of Sackville, New Brunswick, through writer Janet MacNaughton of St. John's on July 20. 1994.
CollectionArchives and Special Collections Finding Aids (EAD)
SponsorMemorial University of Newfoundland. Libraries. Archives and Special Collections Division
RestrictionsThere are no restrictions on access to or use of these items.
RightsAll patrons should be aware that copyright regulations state that any copy of archival material is to be used solely for the purpose of research and private study. Any use of the copy for any other purpose may require the authorization of the copyright owner. It is the patron's responsibility to obtain such authorization.
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