Roll Call of Ships Lost at Sea
1939-1945

Royal Canadian Navy ships lost during the Second World War

River Class Destroyer
HMCS FRASER
June 25th, 1940
Lost in a collision with the British cruiser CALCUTTA, while participating in the evacuation of France. 47 lost.
Auxiliary Trawler, Minesweeper
HMCS BRAS D'OR
October 19th, 1940
While keeping the Romanian freighter "Ingener N. Vlassopol" under surveillance in the Gulf of St Lawrence, the minesweeper disappeared. Her last know position was 40 20N - 063 50W, near Anticosti Island. Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.
River Class Destroyer
HMCS MARGAREE
October 22nd, 1940
Lost in the North Atlantic, after collision with the freighter PORT FAIRY, while escorting the five ship convoy OL.8. 142 of her ship's company were lost, many of which were survivor's of FRASER's tragic sinking.
Armed Yacht
HMCS OTTER
March 26th, 1941
Destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire, off Halifax. Two Officers and 17 men were lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS LEVIS
September 19th, 1941
Torpedoed by U74, 120 miles off Cape Farewell Greenland, resulting in 18 lives lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS WINDFLOWER
December 7th, 1941
While escorting convoy SC.58, she was rammed by Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. She was sunk, and 23 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS SPIKENARD
February 10th, 1942
Torpedoed and sunk by U136, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy SC.67. There were only eight survivors. 57 perished.
Armed Yacht
HMCS RACCOON
September 7th, 1942
Torpedoed and sunk by U 165, while escorting convoy QS.33 in the St. Lawrence River. There were no survivors. 37 perished.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN
September 11th, 1942
Torpedoed and sunk in the St. Lawrence, near Cap Chat Quebec, by U517. She had just delivered a convoy to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe. Ten of her ship's company were lost.
River Class Destroyer
HMCS OTTAWA
September 13th , 1942
Sunk by U91 in the North Atlantic, while escorting convoy ON.127. Lost at about 2330 on 13th September, 1942 due to enemy action being hit by two torpedoes. 113 of her Ship's Company lost, plus 6 RN seaman and 22 merchant seamen.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS LOUISBURG
February 6th, 1943
Attacked and sunk by Italian aircraft east of Oran, while escorting a convoy from Gibralter to Bone, Algeria. 2 Officers, 35 crew and 5 RN seaman were lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS WEYBURN
February 22nd, 1943
Lost to a mine off Gibralter. Eight crew and 1 RN seaman were lost.
Town Class Destroyer
HMCS ST. CROIX
September 20th, 1943
Torpedoed and sunk by U305, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy ON.202. Five officers and 76 men were rescued by HMS ITCHEN, but only one of these survived the loss of the ITCHEN two days later. In the end, 147 and one RN seaman perished, there was only one survivor.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper
HMCS CHEDABUCTO
October 21st, 1943
Sunk after night collision with the cable vessel LORD KELVIN, 30 miles from Rimouski, Quebec. One officer was lost.
Tribal Class Destroyer
HMCS ATHABASKAN
April 29th, 1944
Sunk by a torpedo from German torpedo boat T24, while operating in the English Channel. 128 lost their lives and 86 were captured.
River Class Frigate
HMCS VALLEYFIELD
May 7th, 1944
Torpedoed and sunk by U548, 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. 125 lost their lives.
Motor Torpedo Boat
MTB 460
July 1st, 1944
Lost to a mine in the English Channel. The commanding officer and 9 men were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat
MTB 463
July 7th, 1944
Lost to a mine in the English Channel. No crew was lost, although 5 men were wounded.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS REGINA
August 8th, 1944
Torpedoed and sunk by U667, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England. Thirty of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS ALBERNI
August 21st, 1944
Torpedoed and sunk by U480, southeast of the Isle of Wight. 59 of her ship's company were lost.
River Class Destroyer
HMCS SKEENA
October 25th, 1944
Wrecked in a storm, and grounded near Reykjavik, Iceland. Fifteen lives were lost.

Flower Class Corvette
HMCS SHAWINIGAN
November 24th, 1944
While on independant anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait, she was torpedoed and sunk by U1228. All hands were lost, 91 perished.

BANGOR Class Minesweeper
HMCS CLAYOQUOT
December 24th, 1944
Torpedoed and sunk while taking station on convoy XB.139, in the approaches to Halifax harbour. Sunk by U806. Eight of her crew were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat
MTBs 459, 461, 462, 465 and 466
February 14th, 1945
Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. 26 Canadians were lost.
Flower Class Corvette
HMCS TRENTONIAN
February 22nd, 1945
Torpedoed and sunk by U1004 near Falmouth, England. Six of her ship's company were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper
HMCS GUYSBOROUGH
March 17th, 1945
Torpedoed and sunk by U878 in the English Channel off Ushant. Fifty-one of her ship's company were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper
HMCS ESQUIMALT
April 16th, 1945
Torpedoed and sunk by U190, five miles off Chebucto Head, near Halifax. Forty-four of her ship's company were lost.