HMCS Regina (K 234)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Marine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Feb 1941|
|Laid down||22 Mar 1941|
|Launched||14 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Jan 1942|
|Lost||8 Aug 1944|
|Loss position||50° 42'N, 5° 03'W|
HMCS Regina (T/Lt. Jack Wiles Radford, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-667, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England in position 50º42'N, 05º03'W. Thirty of her ship's company were lost.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Regina|
Commands listed for HMCS Regina (K 234)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ronald Fraser Harris, RCNR||22 Jan 1942||23 Feb 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Roy Stanley Kelley, RCNR||24 Feb 1942||20 Oct 1942|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Freeland, RCNR||21 Oct 1942||3 Sep 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Jack Whiles Radford, RCNR||8 Sep 1943||8 Aug 1944|
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Notable events involving Regina include:
3 Jul 1942
HMCS Regina (T/Lt. R.S. Kelley, RCNR) picks up 25 survivors of the American merchant Alexander Macomb that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-215 east of Cape Cod in position 41°48'N, 66°35'W.
20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (1)
8 Feb 1943
Around 0300 hours the Italian submarine Avorio was sunk off Philippeville, Algeria by the Canadian corvette HMCS Regina (T/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR).
5 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. D.O. Humphreys, DSC, RNVR), HMS Northern Sun (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR), HMS Northern Reward (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMCS Regina (T/Lt. J.W. Radford, RCNR), HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 28]. (2)
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/18472
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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