History, World War II

Four survivors from the sinking of the HMCS Regina (K-234)

Four survivors from the sinking of the HMCS Regina (K-234)

HMCS Regina was a Royal Canadian Navy revised Flower-class corvette which took part in convoy escort duties during the Second World War. She fought primarily in the Battle of the Atlantic. She was named for Regina, Saskatchewan.

On 8 August 1944, Regina was torpedoed and sunk by U-667 8 nautical miles (15 km) north of Trevose Head on the coast of Cornwall at 50°42′N 5°3′W while rescuing survivors of the American merchant Liberty ship Ezra Weston. The warship sank in 28 seconds. Thirty of the ship’s crew were killed. The wrecks of Regina and Ezra Weston rest in 60 metres (200 ft) of water. The exploration of these wrecks by a crew of researchers was the subject of an episode of the television documentary series “Deep Sea Mysteries”.

Photo: These four young men are survivors from the sinking of the Flower class Corvette HMCS Regina (K-234), which was torpedoed and sunk on 8 August 1944, with the loss of 30 crew members.
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