HMCS Buctouche (K 179)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. Lauzon, PQ|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||14 Aug 1940|
|Launched||20 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Jun 1941|
|End service||15 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extended at Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada) on 29 January 1944.
Decommissioned on 15 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Buctouche (K 179)
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|1||T/Lt. William Watt Hackney, RCNR||10 Apr 1941||6 May 1942|
|2||Skr.Lt. George Norval Downey, RCNR||7 May 1942||28 Apr 1944|
|3||T/Skr.Lt. Henry Esson Young, RCNR||28 Apr 1944||4 Dec 1944|
|4||T/Skr.Lt. Ernest Stanley Nelson Pleasance, RCNR||5 Dec 1944||1 Jan 1945|
|5||T/Skr.Lt. Henry Esson Young, RCNR||2 Jan 1945||15 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Buctouche include:
3 Nov 1941
HMCS Buctouche (Lt. W.W. Hackney, RCNR) picks up 43 survivors from the British merchant Empire Gemsbuck that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 northeast of Cape Charles, Labrador in position 52°18'N, 53°05'W.
7 Jul 1942
HMCS Buctouche (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR) picked up 15 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Moldanger. The Moldanger was torpedoed and sunk on 27 June 1942 in position 38°03'N, 70°52'W by German U-boat U-404.
29 Jun 1944
HMCS Buctouche (Skr.Lt. H.E. Young, RCNR) picks up survivors from the American merchant John A. Treutlen that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-984 about 30 nautical miles south of St.Catherines point on the Isle of Wight in position 50°07'N, 00°47'W.
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