Allied Warships

HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

HMCS Esquimalt as seen during the war.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 272 
ModDiesel engined 
Built byMarine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada) 
Laid down20 Dec 1940 
Launched8 Aug 1941 
Commissioned26 Oct 1942 
Lost16 Apr 1945 
Loss position44° 28'N, 63° 10'W

HMCS Escquimalt (Lt. Robert Cunningham MacMillan, DSC and Bar, RCNVR) was torpedoed and sunk on 16 April 1945 by U-190, five miles off Chebucto Head, near Halifax, Canada in position 44º28'N, 63º10'W.
44 of the crew were lost with the ship and 26 of the crew survived the sinking.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 16 Apr 1945 by U-190 (Reith).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Esquimalt

Commands listed for HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)

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1T/Lt. Francis John Louis Davies, RCNR26 Oct 194220 Jan 1943
2T/Lt. Paul Dalrymple Taylor, RCNVR21 Jan 194312 Mar 1944
3T/Lt. James Manley Scott Clark, RCNVR13 Mar 194414 Dec 1944
4T/Lt. John Campbell Tyrer, RCNVR15 Dec 194428 Dec 1944
5A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred McIsaac, RCNVR29 Dec 19441 Feb 1945
6T/Lt. Robert Cunningham MacMillan, DSC, RCNVR2 Feb 194516 Apr 1945

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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