Ships hit by U-boats

HMCS Trentonian (K 368)

Canadian Corvette

NameHMCS Trentonian (K 368)
Type:Corvette (modified Flower)
Tonnage980 tons
Completed1943 - Kingston Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Kingston, Ontario 
OwnerRoyal Canadian Navy 
Date of attack22 Feb 1945Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-1004 (Rudolf Hinz)
Position50° 06'N, 4° 50'W - Grid BF 2289
Complement97 officers and men (6 dead and 91 survivors).
RouteBristol Channel - Thames 
Notes on event

Around 13.29 hours on 22 Feb 1945, U-1004 fired one Gnat and a spread of two LUT torpedoes at convoy BTC-76 southeast of Falmouth and heard detonations after 2 minutes, 11 minutes 43 seconds and 13 minutes 46 seconds and sinking noises from two ships, but claimed hits on three ships. Alexander Kennedy and HMCS Trentonian (K 368) were hit and sunk in this attack.

The HMCS Trentonian (K 368) (Lt Colin S. Glassco, RCNVR) was hit by a torpedo starboard aft and sank quickly 12 miles east of Falmouth. One officer and 5 ratings were lost. The survivors, including eleven wounded, were picked up by British Fairmile motor launches.

On boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

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