HMCS Weyburn

There has been only one vessel named Weyburn in the Royal Canadian Navy.

HMCS Weyburn (K173) / Flower-class corvette

Commissioned at Montreal, Quebec on 26 November 1941, HMCS Weyburn arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 6 December and joined Halifax Force for local escort work. Soon in need of repairs that were carried out at Halifax during March and April, she then joined Western Local Escort Force. In July 1942, she transferred to Gulf Escort Force for Quebec City-Sydney, Nova Scotia, convoys, but in September was allocated to duties in connection with Operation TORCH, the Allied landings in North Africa.

HMCS Weyburn arrived at Londonderry, Northern Ireland, on 27 September with convoy SC.100, and upon reaching Liverpool, United Kingdom on 2 October was fitted with extra Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns. This work was completed on 21 October, and she then began four months’ employment as escort to United Kingdom-Mediterranean convoys.

On 22 February 1943, HMCS Weyburn struck a mine laid off Gibraltar three weeks earlier by German submarine U-118, and was lost with seven of her ship’s company.

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