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The Royal Canadian Navy of World War II

Bruce Ricketts

During World War II, Canada fielded 341 fighting ships.  Of that number 21 were lost.

The vessels lost included:

Date Vessel Type Class

1940

22 Oct, 1940 HMCS Margaree (H 49) Destroyer D 

1941

19 Sep, 1941 HMCS Levis (i) (K 115) Corvette Flower 
7 Dec, 1941 HMCS Windflower (K 155) Corvette Flower 

1942

11 Feb, 1942 HMCS Spikenard (K 198) Corvette Flower 
6 Sep, 1942 HMCS Raccoon Armed Yacht Unknown class 
11 Sep, 1942 HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244) Corvette Flower 
14 Sep, 1942 HMCS Ottawa (H 60) Destroyer C 

1943

6 Feb, 1943 HMCS Louisburg (i) (K 143) Corvette Flower 
22 Feb, 1943 HMCS Weyburn (K 173) Corvette Flower 
20 Sep, 1943 HMCS St Croix (I 81) Destroyer Town 
31 Oct, 1943 HMCS Chedabucto (J 168) Minesweeper Bangor 

1944

29 Apr, 1944 HMCS Athabaskan (G 07) Destroyer Tribal 
7 May, 1944 HMCS Valleyfield (K 329) Frigate River 
8 Aug, 1944 HMCS Regina (K 234) Corvette Flower 
21 Aug, 1944 HMCS Alberni (K 103) Corvette Flower 
25 Oct, 1944 HMCS Skeena (D 59) Destroyer A 
25 Nov, 1944 HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) Corvette Flower 
24 Dec, 1944 HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) Minesweeper Bangor 

1945

22 Feb, 1945 HMCS Trentonian (K 368) Corvette Flower (rev.) 
17 Mar, 1945 HMCS Guysborough (J 52) Minesweeper Bangor 
16 Apr, 1945 HMCS Esquimalt (J 272) Minesweeper Bangor 

(source: http://uboat.net/allies/warships/war_losses.html?navy=HMCS)

 

There were a number of types of vessels in the RCN fleet including:

Armed Merchant Cruiser 

HMCS Prince Robert

ASW Trawler 

HMCS Anticosti 

The light cruiser of the Ceylon class.

HMCS Uganda

Castle Class Corvette 

HMCS Arnprior.

Destroyer of the Tribal class

HMCS Haida (G 63)

HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

 

The armed yacht HMCS Raccoon

Frigate of the Loch class

HMCS Loch Morlich (K 517)

Image source: http://uboat.net/allies/warships/listing.html?navy=HMCS

Note:  There will be a separate story on the Canadian Merchant Fleet contribution.

09/08/2008

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