Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Chebogue (K 317)

Canadian Frigate

Photo from National Archives of Canada, PA-134522

NameHMCS Chebogue (K 317)
Type:Frigate (River)
Tonnage1,370 tons
Completed1944 - Yarrows Ltd, Esquimalt BC 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack4 Oct 1944Nationality:      Canadian
FateA total loss by U-1227 (Friedrich Altmeier)
Position49° 20'N, 24° 20'W - Grid BD 3932
Complement? men (7 dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in February 1944 
Notes on event

At 22.49 hours on 4 Oct 1944, HMCS Chebogue (K 317) (T/A/LtCdr M.F. Oliver, RCNR) was hit by a Gnat from U-1227, while escorting convoy ONS-33 as part of the Escort Group C-1. The badly damaged frigate was taken in tow by HMCS Chambly (K 116) (T/Lt S.D. Taylor, RCNR) and escorted by HMCS Arnprior (K 494) (T/Lt S.D. Thorn, RCNVR) and HMS Ribble (K 525) (T/A/LtCdr A.B. Taylor, RCNR) to Port Talbot where she was declared a total loss. Broken up in February 1948.

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