Canadian Warship Losses in the Second World War, 1939-1945

by Robert C. Fisher

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Date HMCS Cause of Loss of Warship Task Area Position
25 June 1940 Fraser (destroyer) Collision with HMS Calcutta Evacuation of France Bay of Biscay 45-44N
01-31W
22 October 1940 Margaree (destroyer) Collision with SS Port Fairy Convoy escort OL 8 North Atlantic 53-24N
22-50W
26 March 1941 Otter (armed yacht) Explosion and fire Patrol Off Halifax 44-23N
63-26W
19 September 1941 Levis (corvette) Torpedoed by U-74 Convoy escort SC 44 North Atlantic 60-07N
38-37W
7 December 1941 Windflower (corvette) Collision with SS Zypenberg Convoy escort SC 58 Off Grand Banks 46-19N
49-30W
10 February 1942 Spikenard (corvette) Torpedoed by U-136 Convoy escort SC 67 North Atlantic 56-10N
21-07W
7 September 1942 Raccoon (armed yacht) Torpedoed by U-165 Convoy escort QS 33 St. Lawrence River 49-01N
67-17W
11 September 1942 Charlottetown (corvette) Torpedoed by U-517 Convoy escort SQ 30 St. Lawrence River 49-12N
66-48W
14 September 1942 Ottawa (destroyer) Torpedoed by U-91 Convoy escort ON 127 North Atlantic 47-55N
43-27W
6 February 1943 Louisburg (corvette) Torpedoed by German aircraft Convoy escort KMS 8 Mediterranean Sea 36-15N
00-15E
22 February 1943 Weyburn (corvette) Mined Convoy escort MKS 8 Off Gibraltar 35-46N
06-02W
20 September 1943 St. Croix (destroyer) Torpedoed by U-305 Convoy escort ON 202 North Atlantic 57-30N
31-10W
21 October 1943 Chedabucto (minesweeper) Collision with SS Lord Kelvin Patrol St. Lawrence River 48-14N
69-16W
29 April 1944 Athabaskan (destroyer) Torpedoed by German destroyer T-24 Patrol English Channel 48-32N
04-32W
7 May 1944 Valleyfield (frigate) Torpedoed by U-548 Convoy escort ONM 234 Off Cape Race, Newfoundland 46-03N
52-24W
2 July 1944 MTB-460 (motor torpedo boat) Mined Patrol English Channel Off Le Havre
8 July 1944 MTB-463 (motor torpedo boat) Mined Patrol English Channel
8 August 1944 Regina (corvette) Torpedoed by U-667 Convoy escort EBC 66 Irish Sea 50-42N
05-03W
21 August 1944 Alberni (corvette) Torpedoed by U-480 Patrol English Channel 50-18N
00-51W
25 October 1944 Skeena (destroyer) Wrecked in storm At Anchor Iceland
25 November 1944 Shawinigan (corvette) Torpedoed by U-1228 Patrol Cabot Strait 47-34N
59-11W
24 December 1944 Clayoquot (minesweeper) Torpedoed by U-806 Convoy escort XB 139 Off Halifax 44-30N
63-20W
14 February 1945 MTB-459
MTB-461
MTB-462
MTB-465
MTB-466
(motor torpedo boats)
Explosion and fire In Harbour Ostend, Belgium
22 February 1945 Trentonian (corvette) Torpedoed by U-1004 Convoy escort BTC 76 English Channel 50-06N
04-50W
17 March 1945 Guysborough (minesweeper) Torpedoed by U-868(1) Passage Bay of Biscay 46-43N
09-20W
16 April 1945 Esquimalt (minesweeper) Torpedoed by U-190 Patrol Off Halifax 44-28N
63-10W
1. Formerly credited to U-878.


Total Constructive Losses, 1939-1945

Date HMCS Cause of Loss of Warship Task Area Position
15 November 1942 Saguenay(2) (destroyer) Collision with SS Azra Convoy escort Off Cape Race
4 October 1944 Chebogue(3) (frigate) Torpedoed by U-1227 Convoy escort ONS 33 North Atlantic 49-20N
24-20W
8 October 1944 Mulgrave (minesweeper) Mined Sweeping English Channel 49-29N
00-11W
14 October 1944 Magog (frigate) Torpedoed by U-1223 Convoy escort GONS 33 St. Lawrence River 49-12N
67-19W
29 March 1945 Teme (frigate) Torpedoed by U-246 Convoy escort BTC 111 Off Land's End 50-07N
05-45W
2. Salvaged but did not return to operational service.
3. Salvaged but did not return to operational service.


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