Ships hit by U-boats


HMCS Charlottetown (K 244)

Canadian Corvette



Photo from Department of National Defence #MC-2181

NameHMCS Charlottetown (K 244)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage900 tons
Completed1941 - Kingston Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Kingston, Ontario 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Homeport 
Date of attack11 Sep 1942Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-517 (Paul Hartwig)
Position49° 10'N, 66° 50'W - Grid BA 3912
Complement64 officers and men (10 dead and 54 survivors).
ConvoySQ-35 (dispersed)
RouteRimouski - Gaspe 
Cargo 
History Commissioned in December 1941, HMCS Charlottetown (K 244) was stationed at Halifax as part of Western Local Escort Force (WLEF), later transferred to the Gulf Escort Force due to the increased U-boat activity in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. 
Notes on event

At 12.58 hours on 11 September 1942, HMCS Charlottetown (K 244) (T/LtCdr J.W. Bonner, RCNR) was hit on the starboard side by two torpedoes from U-517 and sank about 5 miles off Cap-Chat in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The corvette had escorted convoy SQ-35 to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe alone when attacked. The commander and five ratings were lost and four ratings later died of wounds. The survivors were picked up by HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) (T/Lt H.E. Lade, RCNR).

 
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Location of attack on HMCS Charlottetown (K 244).

ship sunk.


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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor

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