HMCS St. Croix (I 81)

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Navy: Royal Canadian Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: Town 
Pennant: I 81 
Built by: Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down: 11 Sep, 1918 
Launched: 31 Jan, 1919 
Commissioned: 24 Sep, 1940 
Complement: 145
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
The German submarine U-90 in the Northern Atlantic, in position 48.12N, 40.56W by the Canadian destroyer HMCS St Croix.

4 Mar, 1943
The German submarine U-87 was sunk west of Leixoes, in position 41.36N, 13.31W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac and the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix.

Former name: USS McCook (DD 252)

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