Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Magog (K 673)

Canadian Frigate

HMCS Magog (K 673) as completed

NameHMCS Magog (K 673)
Type:Frigate (River)
Tonnage1,370 tons
Completed1944 - Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal, Quebec 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack14 Oct 1944Nationality:      Canadian
FateA total loss by U-1223 (Albert Kneip)
Position49° 12'N, 67° 19'W - Grid BA 3589
Complement150 officers and men (3 dead and 147 survivors).
RouteSydney (13 Oct) - Pointe Mitis Light - Sydney 
History Completed in May 1944 
Notes on event

At 19.25 hours on 14 Oct 1944, U-1223 fired a spread of two Gnat torpedoes at the escorts on the starboard side of convoy ONS-33G 5 miles off Pointe des Monts in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and hit HMCS Magog (K 673) (Lt L.D. Quick, RCNR) with one torpedo after 2 minutes 5 seconds in the stern - the other Gnat detonated in the wake of HMCS Toronto (K 538) (A/LtCdr 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 initially assisted by HMCS Toronto but she got a contact and went off to unsuccessfully hunt the U-boat. The frigate was then taken in tow by HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) (T/Lt W.J. Jones, RCNR) and later by the Canadian tug Lord Strathcona about 260 miles to Quebec City, where the ship was declared a total loss on 20 December. The wreck was broken up at Sorel in 1947.

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