Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)

Canadian Fleet minesweeper

HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)

NameHMCS Esquimalt (J 272)
Type:Fleet minesweeper (Bangor)
Tonnage590 tons
Completed1940 - Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel, Quebec 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack16 Apr 1945Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-190 (Hans-Erwin Reith)
Position44° 28'N, 63° 10'W - Grid BB 72
Complement70 officers and men (44 dead and 26 survivors).
Notes on event

The HMCS Esquimalt was commanded by Lt R.C. Macmillan (DSC with bar).

On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

Location of attack on HMCS Esquimalt (J 272).

ship sunk.

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
($ 46.75)
(EUR 44.43)

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