Edmund George ScottTrimmerSS Toronto City (Bristol, England)Canadian Merchant Navy1916Glace Bay, Cape Breton Co., Nova ScotiaJuly 2, 194125Halifax MemorialPanel 19Commemorated on Page 150 of the Merchant Navy Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 27, August 24 and October 30Edmund George Scott was the son of Margaret J. Scott, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. He was the sister of Margaret Mary Scott (1911-1994).At 6:25 pm July 1, 1941 the unescorted SS Toronto City was hit in the bow by a torpedo from enemy submarine U-108 about 500 miles north of the Azores. The ship sank by the bow within three minutes. The Germans questioned twenty-three survivors on rafts and debris before leaving the area, but the survivors were never rescued. Thirty-seven crew members, two gunners and three meteorological office personnel were lost. The ship had been employed as a weather observation ship in the Atlantic since October of 1940 and was reported missing after sending her last routine weather report at 3:00 pm on July 1.
Edmund George Scott
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