HMCS St. Croix (I 81)
|Navy:||Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by:||Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down:||11 Sep, 1918|
|Launched:||31 Jan, 1919|
|Commissioned:||24 Sep, 1940|
|Lost:||20 Sep, 1943 (Lt. Cdr. A.H. Dobson, RCNR DSC) (c 57-00'N, 31-00'W) North Atlantic, SE of Greenland was torpedoed by 2 torpedoes from German U.305 (Bahr).and sunk south of Iceland while escorting convoy ON.202.|
|History:||HMCS St. Croix ship was one of the first
victims of the new developed acoustic torpedo Gnat.
Of the 5 officers and 76 men picked up by the British frigate HMS Itchen (sunk by German U-boat U-666), only one survived the sinking of the Itchen a few days later.
24 Jul, 1942
4 Mar, 1943
|Former name:||USS McCook (DD 252)|