canadian Royal Canadian Navy HMCS Esquimalt (J-272) (+1945)
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nationality canadian
purpose war
type minesweeper
subtype/class Bangor class minesweeper
Bangor class minesweeper Cromer HMS (J128) [+1942]
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1940
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 672  grt
dimensions 54.86 x 8.5 x 2.5 m
engine 2 x vertical triple-expansion reciprocating engine, 2 x Admiralty 3-drum water tube boilers, 2 shafts  [*]
armament 1 x QF 12-pdr 3 in (76.2 mm) gun 1 x quadruple 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Vickers machine gun Mark III 2 x twin 0.303 in (8 mm) machine guns [*]
power 2400  shaft horsepower  [*]
speed 16 [*]  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 16/04/1945  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.44rank: 598
about people
builder
Marine Industries Ltd., Quebec
owner
Royal Canadian Navy
captain
complement 60 [*]
about the wreck
depth (m.)
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war grave
updates
entered by Claes Johnny
entered 20/09/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 14/01/2012


[*] means that the value was inherited from Cromer HMS (J128) [+1942], the reference for Bangor class minesweeper.
 
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Lettens Jan14/01/2012HMCS Esquimalt

592 tons; 162x28x8.3 ft.; Built at Sorel, Quebec by Marine Industries. Launched August 8, 1941. Steel hull; Built at Sorel, Quebec , Canada. Registered at Canadian Navy, Canada.

HMCS Esquimalt was on voyage from Halifax to Patrol Area. On the 16th April 1945, HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-190, off Halifax approaches. 39 people died.
Claes Johnny20/09/2007HMCS 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. 44 of the crew were lost with the ship and 26 of the crew survived the sinking.

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