HMCS Shawinigan (K 136)
|Name||HMCS Shawinigan (K 136)|
|Completed||1941 - George T. Davie & Sons Ltd, Lauzon PQ|
|Owner||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Date of attack||25 Nov 1944||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-1228 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Marienfeld)|
|Position||47° 34'N, 59° 11'W - Grid BB 5512|
|Complement||91 officers and men (91 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Sydney - patrol area - Sydney|
|History||Commissioned in September 1941, HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) joined the Sydney Force in November and was transferred to the Newfoundland Escort Force (NEF) in January 1942. In June 1942 assigned to Halifax Force and in November to the Western Local Escort Force (WLEF). In March 1943 the corvette joined Escort Group W-3 and after a refit changed to Escort Group W-2 in April 1944. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.30 hours on 25 Nov 1944 the HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) (T/Lt W.J. Jones, RCNR) was hit by a Gnat from U-1228, while on an independent anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait. The corvette exploded and sank immediately with all hands. The commander, six officers and 84 ratings were lost.
|On board||We have details of 91 people who were on board.|
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