HMCS Weyburn (K 173)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1940|
|Launched||26 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Nov 1941|
|Lost||22 Feb 1943|
|Loss position||35° 46'N, 6° 02'W|
The Canadian corvette HMCS Weyburn (K 173) lost on 22 Feb 1943 in position 35° 46'N, 6° 02'W.
On 22 February 1943 HMCS Weyburn (A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR) was mined off Cape Espartel east of Gibraltar in position 35º46'N, 06º02'W. Twelve members off her crew including her commanding officer were lost with the ship. The mine was laid by U-118 on 1 February 1943.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Weyburn|
Commands listed for HMCS Weyburn (K 173)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Maitland Wake Golby, RCNR||26 Nov 1941||22 Feb 1943 (+)|
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Notable events involving Weyburn include:
20 Jul 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 42 men from the British merchant Frederika Lensen that was torpedoed and heavy damaged by German U-boat U-132 in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Anticosti Island in position 49°22'N, 65°12'W.
23 Sep 1942
HMCS Weyburn (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British tanker Athelsultan that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-617 in the North Atlantic southeast of Cape Farewell in position 58°42'N, 33°38'W.