Allied Warships

HMCS Levis (i) (K 115)

Corvette of the Flower class


Photo from Department of National Defence of Canada #MC-2538

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 115 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered24 Jan 1940 
Laid down11 Mar 1940 
Launched4 Sep 1940 
Commissioned16 May 1941 
Lost19 Sep 1941 
Loss position60° 07'N, 38° 37'W
History

On 19 Sepember 1941 HMCS Levis (K 115) (T/Lt. Charles Walter Gilding, RCNR) was hit by one torpedo from U-74 east of Cape Farewell in position 60.07N, 38.37W while escorting the convoy SC-44 as part of the 19th Escort Group. The ship was taken in tow by HMCS Mayflower (Lt.Cdr. G.Stephen, RCNR), but foundered later that day. 18 crew members went down with the ship. 40 survivors were picked up by HMCS Mayflower and HMCS Agassiz (Lt. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR).  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 19 Sep 1941 by U-74 (Kentrat).

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Commands listed for HMCS Levis (i) (K 115)

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1T/Lt. Charles Walter Gilding, RCNR10 Mar 194119 Sep 1941

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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