HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Kingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||7 Jun 1941|
|Launched||10 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||13 Dec 1941|
|Lost||11 Sep 1942|
|Loss position||49° 10'N, 66° 50'W|
HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. John Willard Bonner, RCNR) had just escorted the convoy SQ-35 to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe when she was torpedoed and sunk in the the St. Lawrence, near Cap Chat Quebec in position 49º10'N, 66º50'W by U-517 on 11 September 1942. The commander and nine crew members were lost.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Charlottetown (i)|
Commands listed for HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244)
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|1||T/Lt. John Willard Bonner, RCNR||15 Nov 1941||11 Sep 1942 (+)|
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Notable events involving Charlottetown (i) include:
19 Mar 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Halifax, Canada. They were escorted by HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. G. Lancaster, RCNR) and HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt. J.W. Bonner, RCNR). (1)
- ADM 199/1834
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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