HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)
Canadian Fleet minesweeper
|Name||HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)|
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Bangor)|
|Completed||1940 - Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards Co, Prince Rupert BC|
|Owner||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Date of attack||24 Dec 1944||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-806 (Klaus Hornbostel)|
|Position||44° 25'N, 63° 20'W - Grid BB 7527|
|Complement||81 officers and men (8 dead and 73 survivors).|
|Notes on event|
At 14.37 hours on 24 Dec 1944, U-806 fired a Gnat at HMCS Clayquot (J 174) (A/LtCdr A.C. Campbell, RCNVR), which was escorting convoy XB-139 and hit her after 1 minute 9 seconds. At 14.46 hours, another Gnat was fired at a freighter in convoy, but this Gnat detonated after 3 minutes in the cat gear of HMCS Transcona (J 271). Four officers and four ratings were lost. The commander and 72 officers and ratings were rescued.
The wreck of HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) has been located outside the approaches to Halifax harbour, three miles from the Sambro Lightvessel.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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