Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Shawinigan (K 136)

Canadian Corvette

Photo from Department of National Defence of Canada #MC-2921

NameHMCS Shawinigan (K 136)
Type:Corvette (Flower)
Tonnage900 tons
Completed1941 - George T. Davie & Sons Ltd, Lauzon PQ 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack25 Nov 1944Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-1228 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Marienfeld)
Position47° 34'N, 59° 11'W - Grid BB 5512
Complement91 officers and men (91 dead - no survivors)
RouteSydney - patrol area - Sydney 
History Commissioned in September 1941, HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) joined the Sydney Force in November and was transferred to the Newfoundland Escort Force (NEF) in January 1942. In June 1942 assigned to Halifax Force and in November to the Western Local Escort Force (WLEF). In March 1943 the corvette joined Escort Group W-3 and after a refit changed to Escort Group W-2 in April 1944. 
Notes on event

At 02.30 hours on 25 Nov 1944 the HMCS Shawinigan (K 136) (T/Lt W.J. Jones, RCNR) was hit by a Gnat from U-1228, while on an independent anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait. The corvette exploded and sank immediately with all hands. The commander, six officers and 84 ratings were lost.

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U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
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