HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||Prince Rupert Dry Dock and Shipyards Co. (Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||23 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1940|
|Launched||3 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Aug 1941|
|Lost||24 Dec 1944|
|Loss position||44° 25'N, 63° 20'W|
The Canadian minesweeper HMCS Clayoquot (J 174) lost on 24 Dec 1944 in position 44° 25'N, 63° 20'W.
At 14.37 hours on 24 December 1944, U-806 fired a Gnat at HMCS Clayoquot (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.C. Campbell, RCNVR) which was escorting the convoy XB-139 and hit her after 1 minute 9 seconds. At 14.46 hours, another Gnat was fired at a freighter in the convoy, but this Gnat detonated after 3 minutes in the cat gear of the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Transcona (J 271). The wreck of the Clayoquot has been located outside the approaches to Halifax harbour in position 44º25'N, 63º20'W. There were 8 casualties amongst the crew of HMCS Clayoquot.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Clayoquot|
Commands listed for HMCS Clayoquot (J 174)
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|1||T/Lt. George Alexander Victor Thomson, RCNVR||22 Aug 1941||18 Nov 1941|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Baird Campbell, RCNR||19 Nov 1941||13 Apr 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Henry Ernest Lade, RCNR||14 Apr 1942||7 Apr 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Claude Lane Campbell, RCNVR||8 Apr 1943||5 Mar 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Donald Richard Baker, RCNVR||6 Mar 1944||11 Apr 1944|
|6||T/Lt. James William Fitzpatrick, RCNVR||19 Apr 1944||28 Jul 1944|
|7||Lt. Alexander Craig Campbell, RCNVR||29 Jul 1944||24 Dec 1944|
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