While in the English channel, she was carrying 890 passengers. then at 1:00 pm shewas torpedoed by a German U-boat. she sunk in only 45 minutes. 30 minutes after the torpedo explosion, she started listing to port. There were around 543 deaths. one thing that happened
while sinking is when a collapsible lifeboat fell upside down on the deck and fell into the water. the captain was captain Jim Glenn who sadly died of hypothermia in the water.
The S.S. Tech lays 567 feet below the surface and lays on her side at a 70 degree angle