Allied Warships

HMCS Valleyfield (K 329)

Frigate of the River class


HMCS Valleyfield during the war.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 329 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down30 Nov 1942 
Launched17 Jul 1943 
Commissioned7 Dec 1943 
Lost7 May 1944 
Loss position46° 03'N, 52° 24'W
History

HMCS Valleyfield (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Dermot Thomas English, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-548 on 7 May 1944 about 50 nautical miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 46º03'N, 52º24'W. 43 survivors were picked up by HMCS Giffard. 5 of the survivors died of exposure so in total 125 of her crew including her Commanding Officer went down with the ship.

 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 7 May 1944 by U-548 (Zimmermann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Valleyfield

Commands listed for HMCS Valleyfield (K 329)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Dermot Thomas English, RCNR8 Nov 19437 May 1944 (+)

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Media links


U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


On The Triangle Run

Lamb, James B.


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


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