Allied Warships

HMCS Magog (K 673)

Frigate of the River class


HMCS Magog as completed.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 673 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down16 Jun 1943 
Launched22 Sep 1943 
Commissioned7 May 1944 
End service20 Dec 1944 
History

At 19.25 hours on 14 October 1944, U-1223 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy ONS-33G in Gulf of St.Lawrence and hit the HMCS Magog (Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR) with one torpedo in the stern. At 19.30 hours, a Gnat was fired, which detonated in the wake of the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto (A/Lt.Cdr. H.K. Hill, RCNVR) without damaging the vessel. HMCS Magog lost 65 feet of her stern, three men were killed and three injured. The ship was first taken in tow by the HMCS Toronto and later taken over by a tug and towed to Quebec City, where the ship was declared a total loss. She was decommissioned on 20 December 1944.  

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 14 Oct 1944 by U-1223 (Kneip).

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Commands listed for HMCS Magog (K 673)

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1T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR20 Mar 194414 Dec 1944

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Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


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