HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Marine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||20 Dec 1940|
|Launched||8 Aug 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Oct 1942|
|Lost||16 Apr 1945|
|Loss position||44° 28'N, 63° 10'W|
HMCS Escquimalt (Lt. Robert Cunningham MacMillan, DSC and Bar, RCNVR) was torpedoed and sunk on 16 April 1945 by U-190, five miles off Chebucto Head, near Halifax, Canada in position 44º28'N, 63º10'W.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Esquimalt|
Commands listed for HMCS Esquimalt (J 272)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||T/Lt. Francis John Louis Davies, RCNR||26 Oct 1942||20 Jan 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Paul Dalrymple Taylor, RCNVR||21 Jan 1943||12 Mar 1944|
|3||T/Lt. James Manley Scott Clark, RCNVR||13 Mar 1944||14 Dec 1944|
|4||T/Lt. John Campbell Tyrer, RCNVR||15 Dec 1944||28 Dec 1944|
|5||A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred McIsaac, RCNVR||29 Dec 1944||1 Feb 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Robert Cunningham MacMillan, DSC, RCNVR||2 Feb 1945||16 Apr 1945|
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