Allied Warships

HMCS Weyburn (K 173)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 173 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down21 Dec 1940 
Launched26 Jul 1941 
Commissioned26 Nov 1941 
Lost22 Feb 1943 
Loss position35° 46'N, 6° 02'W
History

On 22 February 1943 HMCS Weyburn (A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR) was mined off Cape Espartel east of Gibraltar in position 35º46'N, 06º02'W. Twelve members off her crew including her commanding officer were lost with the ship. The mine was laid by U-118 on 1 February 1943.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 22 Feb 1943 by U-118 (Czygan).

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

Commands listed for HMCS Weyburn (K 173)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR26 Nov 194122 Feb 1943 (+)

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Noteable events involving Weyburn include:


20 Jul 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 42 men from the British merchant Frederika Lensen that was torpedoed and heavy damaged by German U-boat U-132 in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Anticosti Island in position 49°22'N, 65°12'W.

23 Sep 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British tanker Athelsultan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-617 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell in position 58°42'N, 33°38'W.

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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