MARNA [Later renamed: AZAR]

26th April 2012, 15:37
MARNA built by the 'Helsingor Shipyard,' [Pic of yard attached] in Elsinore, Denmark and completed in May 1936, was powered by a triple-expansion engine with exhaust turbine with total power of 1750 ihp. Under the Ship Requisition Act (US) she was acquired by the USMC, and renamed Azra under Panamanian registry. She was in collision with the Canadian destroyer HMS SAGUENAY in November 1942, when on voyage from Botwood to Sydney NS with a cargo of paper and pulp. Following the collision two depth charges fell from the destroyer, one exploded underneath it causing considerable stern damage, and another exploded under MARNA, causing her to sink 12 miles South of Cape Race. One crewman lost.SAGUENAY was towed to St John NB.