Allied Warships

HMCS Shediac (K 110)

Corvette of the Flower class


HMCS Shediac in late 1944 or 1945.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 110 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down5 Oct 1940 
Launched29 Apr 1941 
Commissioned8 Jul 1941 
End service28 Aug 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) completed on 18 August 1944.

Decommissioned 28 August 1945.
Became the Dutch merchantile Jooske W. Vinke in 1954.
Broken up at Santander, Spain in 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Shediac (K 110)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. John Oswald Every-Clayton, RCNR3 Jun 194122 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Arthur Moorhouse, RCNR23 Mar 19439 Feb 1944
3T/Skr.Lt. Joseph Bernard Cooper, RCNR10 Feb 194430 Mar 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Philip Ryan, RCNR31 Mar 194431 Jul 1944
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Paul Dalrymple Taylor, RCNVR1 Aug 194425 Jun 1945
6T/Lt. William McCombe, RCNR26 Jun 194528 Aug 1945

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Noteable events involving Shediac include:


12 May 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 25 survivors from the British merchant Empire Dell that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 in the North Atlantic in position 53°00'N, 29°57'W.

HMCS Shediac also picks up 37 survivors from the British merchant Cristales that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 in the North Atlantic in position 52°55'N, 29°50'W.

27 Dec 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 27 survivors from the British merchant Melrose Abbey that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-356 north-north-east of the Azores in position 47°30'N, 24°30'W.

28 Dec 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 35 survivors from the British merchant Melmore Head that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-225 north of the Azores in position 43°27'N, 27°15'W.

4 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-87 was sunk west of Leixoes, in position 41°36'N, 13°31'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) and the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR).

6 Mar 1943
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Fort Battle River that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-410 west of Gibraltar in position 36°33'N, 10°22'W.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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