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HMCS LEVIS K115

HMCS Levis K115

DND/RCN Photo # MC-2538

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1941

 

 

Laid down: 11 Mar 1940

Launched: 04 Sep 1940

Commissioned: 16 May 1941

Fate: Sunk on 19 Sep 1941

 

Commissioned on 16 May 1941, at Quebec City, Levis arrived at Halifax on 29 May 1941, worked up there and in Jun 1941, joined NEF. On 13 Sep 1941, after one round trip to Iceland, she left St. John's as ocean escort to convoy SC.44. On 19 Sep 1941 she was torpedoed by U 74, 120 miles east of Cape Farwell, Greenland, resulting in the loss of 18 lives. She initially survived the torpedoing but sunk later that day while under tow by HMCS Mayflower. During the several hours she remained afloat, the remainder of her ship's company were taken off by her sisters Mayflower and Agassiz.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Charles Walter Gilding, RCNR - 16 May 1941 - 19 Sep 1941

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

ASHLEY, Orville William

AB, V/16228, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

BROUGHTON, Arthur Wellington

Ord. Sig, V/24224, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

CRAIG, Daniel Allan

Tel, V/24299, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

DAVIEAUX, Joseph Arthur

Stoker, V/22792, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

EADIE, Jack John

OS, V/23431, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

EDWARDS, William John

OS, V/24127, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

GAGNE, Abraham Armar Simeon

OS, A/3567, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

GRANT, Garfield Leslie

LS, A/1502, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

JAYNES, George Earl

Stoker, 21786, RCN

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

KNEELAND, Melvin Leverne

Stoker, 21771, RCN

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

MANSFIELD, William Edmund Roy

OS, V/22756, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

MCCARTHY, John Michael

AB, A/2809, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

MEURANT, Andrew Richard Louis

Stoker, V/1454, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

PAGE, Orville Stephen

Stoker, A/4469, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

PICKUP, Deryck H

Ord. Coder, D/JX 251731, RN

killed - 19 Sep 1941

SHECKLETON, Robert John

AB, A/2913, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

SMYTH, Angus Donald

Stoker, A/2689, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941 

WHITE, Robert Borden

Stoker, V/30305, RCNVR

MPK  - 19 Sep 1941 

 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

K-L

Keatinge, Rex, RCNR

1920-2001

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacArthur, Lloyd George

1916-2013

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wright, Edward

____-1992

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Gilding, Charles Walter, Lt, RCNR - 10 Mar 1941 (Stand by)  / 16 May 1941

 

Hatrick, Raymond Gardiner, Slt, RCNVR - 16 May 1941

Rapp, Harold Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 16 May 1941

Roberts, Manuel, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 16 May 1941

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

Board of Inquiry into the sinking of HMCS Levis

 

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