Allied Warships

HMCS Margaree (H 49)

Destroyer of the D class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantH 49 
Built byPalmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co., Ltd. (Jarrow-on-Tyne, U.K.) 
Laid down12 Jun 1931 
Launched16 Jun 1932 
Commissioned6 Sep 1940 
Lost22 Oct 1940 
Loss position53° 24'N, 22° 50'W

Transferred from the Royal Navy on 6 September 1940, was former HMS Diana. She was transferred to replace HMCS Fraser but was herself sunk soon after transfer.

HMCS Margaree (Cdr. Joseph Wilton Rouer, RCN) was sunk in the North Atlantic while escorting convoy OL-8, in position (approx.) 53º24'N, 22º50'W after a collision with the freighter Port Fairy.
142 of her crew were lost with the ship.  

Former nameHMS Diana

Commands listed for HMCS Margaree (H 49)

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1Cdr. Joseph Wilton Rouer Roy, RCN6 Sep 194022 Oct 1940 (+)

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Destroyers of World War Two

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