Allied Warships

HMCS Raccoon

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
Built byBath Iron Works (Bath, Maine, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched2 May 1931 
Commissioned22 Jun 1940 
Lost7 Sep 1942 
Loss position49° 01'N, 67° 17'W

HMS Raccoon (Lt.Cdr. John Norman Smith, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk in position 49º01'N, 67º17'W by the German submarine U-165 while QS-33 in the St. Lawrence river. 37 of the crew went down with the ship, there were no survivors.


Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 7 Sep 1942 by U-165 (Hoffmann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Raccoon
Former nameHalonia

Commands listed for HMCS Raccoon

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1Lt.Cdr. John Lewis Diver, RCNR22 Jun 194017 Oct 1940
2T/Lt. Frank Roberts, RCNR18 Oct 194016 Apr 1941
3T/Lt. Norman G. Bennett, RCNR17 Apr 194122 Jul 1941
4T/Lt. Douglas Wharrie Main, RCNR23 Jul 194116 Nov 1941
5T/Lt. Antoine Herbert Cassivi, RCNR17 Nov 19414 Dec 1941
6Lt.Cdr. John Norman Smith, RCNR5 Dec 19417 Sep 1942 (+)

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