HMCS Levis (i) (K 115)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||George T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||11 Mar 1940|
|Launched||4 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||16 May 1941|
|Lost||19 Sep 1941|
|Loss position||60° 07'N, 38° 37'W|
On 19 Sepember 1941 HMCS Levis (K 115) (T/Lt. Charles Walter Gilding, RCNR) was hit by one torpedo from U-74 east of Cape Farewell in position 60.07N, 38.37W while escorting the convoy SC-44 as part of the 19th Escort Group. The ship was taken in tow by HMCS Mayflower (Lt.Cdr. G.Stephen, RCNR), but foundered later that day. 18 crew members went down with the ship. 40 survivors were picked up by HMCS Mayflower and HMCS Agassiz (Lt. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR).
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Levis (i)|
Commands listed for HMCS Levis (i) (K 115)
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|1||T/Lt. Charles Walter Gilding, RCNR||10 Mar 1941||19 Sep 1941|
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