DS Roy var på reise i konvoi fra London til Blyth i ballast. Den 12. oktober 1941 ble konvoien angrepet av minst fire tyske E-båter med torpedoer før de i skadet tilstand ble jaget bort av den eskorten. En tysk torpedo traff likevel Roy og blåste bort halve poopen og vannet fosset inn. Livbåtene kom greit på vannet. To mann gikk om bord i vraket, fant en fastklemt og en hardt såret. Det lyktes å få den ene løs og ned i båten og et halvt minutt etter at de var kommet i livbåten, sank Roy. De overlevende ble satt i land i Grimsby. Tre nordmenn og en brite omkom i forliset.
SS Roy was on a journey from London to Blyth in ballast. By October 12th 1941, the convoy was attacked by at least four German E-boats with torpedoes before they got driven off by the convoy escort. One of the torpedoes struck Roy and blew away half the poop deck and water streamed in. The lifeboats were lowered to the sea. Two men boarded the wreck, found a crew member that was stuck and one that was badly wounded. They managed to save the stuck crewmember and down to the boat. Just half a minute after they got into the lifeboat, Roy went down. The survivors were brought to Grimsby. Three Norwegians and a Briton perished in the sinking.