Allied Warships

HMCS Regina (K 234)

Corvette of the Flower class

HMCS Regina during the Second World War

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 234 
Built byMarine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered20 Feb 1941 
Laid down22 Mar 1941 
Launched14 Oct 1941 
Commissioned22 Jan 1942 
Lost8 Aug 1944 
Loss position50° 42'N, 5° 03'W

HMCS Regina (T/Lt. Jack Wiles Radford, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-667, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England in position 50º42'N, 05º03'W. Thirty of her ship's company were lost.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 8 Aug 1944 by U-667 (Lange).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Regina

Commands listed for HMCS Regina (K 234)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ronald Fraser Harris, RCNR22 Jan 194223 Feb 1942
2T/Lt. Roy Stanley Kelley, RCNR24 Feb 194220 Oct 1942
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Freeland, RCNR21 Oct 19423 Sep 1943
4T/Lt. Jack Whiles Radford, RCNR8 Sep 19438 Aug 1944

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Notable events involving Regina include:

3 Jul 1942
HMCS Regina (T/Lt. R.S. Kelley, RCNR) picks up 25 survivors of the American merchant Alexander Macomb that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-215 east of Cape Cod in position 41°48'N, 66°35'W.

20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (1)

8 Feb 1943
Around 0300 hours the Italian submarine Avorio was sunk off Philippeville, Algeria by the Canadian corvette HMCS Regina (T/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR).

5 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. D.O. Humphreys, DSC, RNVR), HMS Northern Sun (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR), HMS Northern Reward (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMCS Regina (T/Lt. J.W. Radford, RCNR), HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 28]. (2)

Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/17790
  2. ADM 173/18472

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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