Allied Warships

HMCS Windflower (K 155)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 155 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down25 Feb 1940 
Launched4 Jul 1940 
Commissioned15 May 1941 
Lost7 Dec 1941 

HMCS Windfolwer (Lt. John Price, RCNR) was rammed and sunk by the Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. She was escorting convoy SC-58 at the time of her loss. 23 of the ships crew were lost.

Former nameHMS Windflower

Commands listed for HMCS Windflower (K 155)

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1T/Lt. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR20 Oct 194013 Oct 1941
2T/Lt. John Price, RCNR14 Oct 19417 Dec 1941 (+)

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Notable events involving Windflower include:

3 Nov 1941
HMCS Windflower (T/Lt. J. Price, RCNR) picks up 21 survivors from the British merchant Flynderborg and 6 survivors from the British merchant Gretavale that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 northeast of Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland in position 51°21'N, 51°45'W.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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