HMCS Guysborough (J 52)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||28 Nov 1940|
|Laid down||28 May 1941|
|Launched||21 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Apr 1942|
|Lost||17 Mar 1945|
|Loss position||46° 43'N, 9° 30'W|
At 18.50 hours on 17 March 1945, HMCS Guysborough (T/Lt. Benjamin Thomas Robert Russell, RCNR) was hit by a Gnat from U-868 in the Bay of Biscay. She was sunk by a coup de grâce at 19.35 hours in position 46º43'N, 09º30'W. There were 51 casualties among her crew.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Guysborough|
|Former name||HMS Guysborough|
Commands listed for HMCS Guysborough (J 52)
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|1||T/Lt. Benjamin Thomas Robert Russell, RCNR||8 Apr 1942||17 Mar 1945|
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