Allied Warships

HMCS Shawinigan (K 136)

Corvette of the Flower class

Photo from Department of National Defence of Canada #MC-2921

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 136 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered24 Jan 1940 
Laid down4 Jun 1940 
Launched16 May 1941 
Commissioned19 Sep 1941 
Lost25 Nov 1944 
Loss position47.34N, 59.11W

HMCS Shawinigan (Lt. William James Jones, RCNR) was on an independent anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait, when she was torpedoed and sunk with all hands by the German submarine U-1228 in position 47º34'N, 59º11'W.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 25 Nov 1944 by U-1228 (Marienfeld).

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

Commands listed for HMCS Shawinigan (K 136)

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1T/Lt. Charles Patrick Balfry, RCNR28 Jul 19414 Jan 1944
2T/Lt. Richard Sugden Williams, RCNVR5 Jan 194414 Mar 1944
3T/Lt. William Edward Callan, RCNVR15 Mar 19444 Jun 1944
4T/Lt. William James Jones, RCNR5 Jun 194425 Nov 1944 (+)

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Noteable events involving Shawinigan include:

3 Sep 1942
HMCS Shawinigan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Balfry, RCNR) and HMCS Trail (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.S. Hall, RCNR) together pick up 17 survivors from the Canadian merchant Donald Stewart that was torpedoed and sunk northeast of Cape Whittle in the Gulf of St.Lawrence in position 50°32'N, 58°46'W by German U-boat U-517.

Media links

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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