Ernest Charles Lowry served on the Merchant Ship Pan New York, tanker
Torpedoed, Sank, Northeast Atlantic
On the 29th October 1942 when en route from Galveston, Texas – New York – Glasgow in Convoy HX-212 and carrying a cargo of 104,740 barrels of aviation gasoline was torpedoed by German Submarine U-624 when about 550 miles west of Malin Head. 13 men were picked up by the HMCS Rosthern (K-169)m but one of these later died and two others were rescued by HMCS Summerside (K-141).
Only one officer, twelve crewmen and one guard survived. The wreck of the tanker was sunk by the two corvettes with gunfire and depth charges about 11 hours after the attack.