HMCS Shediac (K 110)
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||5 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Jul 1941|
|End service||28 Aug 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) completed on 18 August 1944.
Decommissioned 28 August 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Shediac (K 110)
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|1||T/Lt. John Oswald Every-Clayton, RCNR||3 Jun 1941||22 Mar 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Arthur Moorhouse, RCNR||23 Mar 1943||9 Feb 1944|
|3||T/Skr.Lt. Joseph Bernard Cooper, RCNR||10 Feb 1944||30 Mar 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Philip Ryan, RCNR||31 Mar 1944||31 Jul 1944|
|5||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Paul Dalrymple Taylor, RCNVR||1 Aug 1944||25 Jun 1945|
|6||T/Lt. William McCombe, RCNR||26 Jun 1945||28 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Shediac include:
12 May 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 25 survivors from the British merchant Empire Dell that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 in the North Atlantic in position 53°00'N, 29°57'W.
27 Dec 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 27 survivors from the British merchant Melrose Abbey that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-356 north-north-east of the Azores in position 47°30'N, 24°30'W.
28 Dec 1942
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up 35 survivors from the British merchant Melmore Head that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-225 north of the Azores in position 43°27'N, 27°15'W.
4 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-87 was sunk west of Leixoes, in position 41°36'N, 13°31'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac (Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) and the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR).
6 Mar 1943
HMCS Shediac (T/Lt. J.E. Clayton, RCNR) picks up survivors from the British merchant Fort Battle River that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-410 west of Gibraltar in position 36°33'N, 10°22'W.
28 Mar 1943
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.S. Beale, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Erne (Lt.Cdr. E.D.J. Abbot, DSC, RN), HMS Clare (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Stewart, DSC, RD, RNR), HMCS Shediac (Lt. J.O. Every-Clayton, RCNR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Kenogami (T/Lt. J.L. Percy, RCNVR) and HMCS Battleford (T/Lt. F.A. Beck, RCNVR). (1)
- ADM 173/17814
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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