HMCS Valleyfield (K 329)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1942|
|Launched||17 Jul 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Dec 1943|
|Lost||7 May 1944|
|Loss position||46° 03'N, 52° 24'W|
HMCS Valleyfield (T/A/Lt.Cdr. Dermot Thomas English, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-548 on 7 May 1944 about 50 nautical miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 46º03'N, 52º24'W. 43 survivors were picked up by HMCS Giffard. 5 of the survivors died of exposure so in total 125 of her crew including her Commanding Officer went down with the ship.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Valleyfield|
Commands listed for HMCS Valleyfield (K 329)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Dermot Thomas English, RCNR||8 Nov 1943||7 May 1944 (+)|
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