HMCS Windflower (K 155)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||25 Feb 1940|
|Launched||4 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||15 May 1941|
|Lost||7 Dec 1941|
HMCS Windfolwer (Lt. John Price, RCNR) was rammed and sunk by the Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. She was escorting convoy SC-58 at the time of her loss. 23 of the ships crew were lost.
|Former name||HMS Windflower|
Commands listed for HMCS Windflower (K 155)
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|1||T/Lt. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR||20 Oct 1940||13 Oct 1941|
|2||T/Lt. John Price, RCNR||14 Oct 1941||7 Dec 1941 (+)|
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Notable events involving Windflower include:
3 Nov 1941
HMCS Windflower (T/Lt. J. Price, RCNR) picks up 21 survivors from the British merchant Flynderborg and 6 survivors from the British merchant Gretavale that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-202 northeast of Notre Dame Bay, Newfoundland in position 51°21'N, 51°45'W.
- ADM 173/16791
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.