Canadian “Buctouche” corvette in the sea

Buctouche corvette

Canadian Corvette “Buctouche” (HMCS Buctouche) at sea in 1944 or 1945.

Buctouche – tail number K179, class – Flower.
HMCS Buctouche was built in Canada. Construction began on August 14, 1940, floated on November 20, 1940, adopted into the Canadian Navy on June 5, 1941.

HMCS Buctouche was used in the North Atlantic to escort Allied naval convoys between Halifax and the Western approaches. In November 1941, he lifted on board the 43 survivors from the British ship Empire Gemsbuck, torpedoed by a German U-203 submarine. On July 7, 1942, he boarded the 15 surviving sailors from the Norwegian vessel Moldanger, torpedoed by a German submarine U-404 on June 27, 1942.

HMCS Buctouche was withdrawn from the Canadian Navy in 1945.

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