HMCS Magog (K 673)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||16 Jun 1943|
|Launched||22 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 May 1944|
|End service||20 Dec 1944|
At 19.25 hours on 14 October 1944, U-1223 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy ONS-33G in Gulf of St.Lawrence and hit the HMCS Magog (Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR) with one torpedo in the stern. At 19.30 hours, a Gnat was fired, which detonated in the wake of the Canadian frigate HMCS Toronto (A/Lt.Cdr. H.K. Hill, RCNVR) without damaging the vessel. HMCS Magog lost 65 feet of her stern, three men were killed and three injured. The ship was first taken in tow by the HMCS Toronto and later taken over by a tug and towed to Quebec City, where the ship was declared a total loss. She was decommissioned on 20 December 1944.
Hit by U-boat
|U-boat Attack||See our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Magog|
Commands listed for HMCS Magog (K 673)
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|1||T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR||20 Mar 1944||14 Dec 1944|
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Notable events involving Magog include:
- ADM 199/1830
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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