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Edward Jensen Master Sailing Vessel Angelus (Canada), Canadian Merchant Navy 1900 Norway Married Margaret Mary Jensen (Wife) Lunenburg, NS May 19, 1943 (Lost at Sea) 42 Halifax Memorial Panel 23 Commemorated on Page 161 of the Merchant Navy Book of Remembrance displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 1, August 29, and November 4 Edward Jensen, born in Norway, was the husband of Margaret Mary (Mosher) Jensen (d. 1965). She was born August 14, 1903 at Corkums Island, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Captain Jensen was the Master of the Sailing Vessel Angelus. The Angelus was a large sailing cargo barkentine with three large masts, constructed in France. On May 11, 1942 the ship was captured by the Canadian warship HMCS Prescott (K 161) whilst on the Grand Banks and was towed to Sydney. After January 25 1943 the ship sailed for the Montreal Shipping Company of Halifax, under the auspices of the Canadian Government Merchant Marine. In May of 1943 the Angelus was sailing from Bridgetown, Barbados, to Halifax with a crew of ten, including the Master, Edward Jensen. The ship carried a cargo of molasses. In the morning of May 19, 1943, the Angelus was stopped by U-161 north of Bermuda and sunk by gunfire after the crew of ten men abandoned ship in a lifeboat. When the boat was found after five days by USS Turner (DD 648), only two of them were still alive, the others including Edward Jensen had died from exposure. The two survivors were landed at Portland, Maine on 27 May 1943. Jensen, Edward, (Master) Nova Scotia, Aged 42 Boudreau, Walter, (Crew Member) New Brunswick [Survived] Boyd, James, (Cook) British Columbia, Aged 37 Brunelle, Jean Paul, (Able Seaman) Quebec, Aged 23 Hardiman, Cecil, (Able Seaman) Newfoundland, Aged 25 Hillier, John, (Able Seaman) Newfoundland, Aged 24 Holmans, Alexander, Able Seaman) Newfoundland, Aged 20 Holmans, Arthur, (First Mate) Newfoundland, [Survived] Mullins, Clarence, Able Seaman) Newfoundland, Aged 23 Walsh, Francis Joseph, (Able Seaman) New Brunswick, Aged 24
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