Allied Warships

HMCS Spikenard (K 198)

Corvette of the Flower class

Photo from Department of National Defence of Canada #MC-2975

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 198 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down24 Feb 1940 
Launched10 Aug 1940 
Commissioned6 Dec 1940 
Lost11 Feb 1942 
Loss position56° 10'N, 21° 07'W

HMCS Spikenard (Lt.Cdr. Hubert George Shadforth, RCNR) was torpedoed and sunk by U-136, about 465 nautical miles west of Malin Head, Ireland in position 56º10'N, 21º07'W, while escorting convoy SC-67.
There were only eight survivors.  

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Feb 1942 by U-136 (Zimmermann).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Spikenard
Former nameHMS Spikenard

Commands listed for HMCS Spikenard (K 198)

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1Lt.Cdr. Hubert George Shadforth, RCNR1 Nov 194011 Feb 1942 (+)

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Media links

U-Boat Attack Logs

Daniel Morgan and Bruce Taylor
(£ 38.25)

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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