Allied Warships

HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244)

Corvette of the Flower class

Photo from Department of National Defence #MC-2181

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 244 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down7 Jun 1941 
Launched10 Sep 1941 
Commissioned13 Dec 1941 
Lost11 Sep 1942 
Loss position49° 10'N, 66° 50'W

HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. John Willard Bonner, RCNR) had just escorted the convoy SQ-35 to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe when she was torpedoed and sunk in the the St. Lawrence, near Cap Chat Quebec in position 49º10'N, 66º50'W by U-517 on 11 September 1942. The commander and nine crew members were lost. 

Hit by U-boat
Sunk on 11 Sep 1942 by U-517 (Härtwig).

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Commands listed for HMCS Charlottetown (i) (K 244)

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1T/Lt. John Willard Bonner, RCNR15 Nov 194111 Sep 1942 (+)

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Notable events involving Charlottetown (i) include:

19 Mar 1942
HMS P 512 (Lt. J.C. Ogle, DSC, RN) and HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Halifax, Canada. They were escorted by HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. G. Lancaster, RCNR) and HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt. J.W. Bonner, RCNR). (1)

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


  1. ADM 199/1834

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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