HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)
Canadian Fleet minesweeper
|Name||HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)|
|Type:||Fleet minesweeper (Bangor)|
|Completed||1940 - Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel, Quebec|
|Owner||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Date of attack||16 Apr 1945||Nationality: Canadian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-190 (Hans-Erwin Reith)|
|Position||44° 28'N, 63° 10'W - Grid BB 72|
|Complement||70 officers and men (44 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Notes on event|
The HMCS Esquimalt was commanded by Lt R.C. Macmillan (DSC with bar).
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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