HMCS Ottawa (H 60)
|Name||HMCS Ottawa (H 60)|
|Completed||1932 - Portsmouth Dockyard, Portsmouth|
|Owner||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Date of attack||14 Sep 1942||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-91 (Heinz Walkerling)|
|Position||47° 55'N, 43° 27'W - Grid BC 6191|
|Complement||181 officers and men (114 dead and 67 survivors).|
|History||Built as British HMS Crusader (H 60), transferred to Canada on 15 Jun 1938 and renamed HMCS Ottawa (H 60) |
|Notes on event|
At 02.05 hours on 14 Sep 1942, U-91 fired a spread of two torpedoes at a destroyer and observed a hit. Then they saw another destroyer, made a full circle and fired at 02.15 hours one torpedo, which hit amidships and caused the ship to blew up and sink immediately. Walkerling thought that they had sunk two destroyers, but in fact the HMCS Ottawa (H 60) (LtCdr C.A. Rutherford RCN), escorting convoy ON-127, was hit twice.
At 02.15 hours on 12 Sep 1942, U-92 (Oelrich) fired a spread of four torpedoes at a destroyer in grid BD 2719 and heard two impacts after 46 seconds, but two detonations only much later, apparently depth charges. The destroyer attacked was probably the HMCS Ottawa (H 60).
|On board||We have details of 121 people who were on board.|
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