HMCS LEVIS K115

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS LEVIS K115

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.

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

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     

 

ASHLEY, Orville W.

AB, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

BROUGHTON, Arthur

O/Sig, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

CRAIG, Daniel A.

Tel, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

DAVIEAUX, Joseph A.

Sto 2c, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

EADIE, Jack J.

OS, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

EDWARDS, William J.

OS, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

GAGNE, Joseph A. A. S.

OS, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

GRANT, Garfield L.

LS LTO, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

JAYNES, George E.

Sto 1c, RCN

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

KNEELAND, Melvin

Sto 1c, RCN

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

MANSFIELD, William

OS, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

MCCARTHY, John M.

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

MEURANT, Andrew R.L

Sto 2c, RCNVR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

PAGE, Orville S.

Sto 1c, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

PICKUP, Deryck H.

O/Coder, RN

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

 

SHECKLETON, Robert

AB, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

SMYTH, Angus D.

Sto 1c, RCNR

MPK - 19 Sep 1941

WHITE, Robert B.

Sto 1c, RCNVR

MPK  - 19 Sep 1941

 

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

(s) - Survived the sinking of HMCS LEVIS K115 on 19 Sep 1941

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Ansling, Kenneth F., OS - survived the sinking of LEVIS K115 

 

Brisbois, John P., Tel - survived the sinking of LEVIS K115 

 

Doner, Robert H., Sig - survived the sinking of LEVIS K115 

Fraser, John G., Lt - survived the sinking of LEVIS K115 

 

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

 

Hatrick, Raymond Gardiner, SLt, RCNVR - 16 May 1941 (survived the sinking of LEVIS K115)

 

Lamont, Daniel A., PO, ERA (survived the sinking of LEVIS K115)

Manning, Arthur F., OS - survived the sinking of LEVIS K115 

 

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

 

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

 

Walker, W.C. (survived the sinking of LEVIS K115) 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

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LEV003 / FM744

(LEV001) HMCS LEVIS K115 after being torpedoed 19 September 1941 by U-74  //  Source: Library and Archives of Canada / PA 136257

(LEV002) HMCS LEVIS K115 after being torpedoed 19 September 1941 by U-74  //  From the collection of John Carpenter  //  Courtesy of Brian Carpenter

(LEV003) HMCS LEVIS K115 after being torpedoed 19 September 1941 by U-74 - photographer unknown  //  From the collection of FranÁois Messier, AB, RCNVR  //  Courtesy of Denis Messier

 

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(LEV004) Newspaper article from the Globe and Mail September 29, 1941 on the loss of HMCS LEVIS K115

(LEV005) Newspaper article from Hamilton Spectator, September 27, 1941 on the loss of HMCS LEVIS K115

(LEV006) Newspaper article on three Montrealers that were on HMCS LEVIS K115 when she was sunk: John Eadie (MPK); R.G. Hatrick (survivor) and William Walker (survivor)

(LEV007) Newspaper article on 3 Torontonians that were on HMCS LEVIS K115 when she was sunk: Kenneth Fred Asling (survivor); Robert (LEV008) John Sheckleton (MPK) and William Mansfield (MPK)  //  Courtesy of Operation Picture Me

Article on HMCS LEVIS casualties  //  Toronto Telegram Sep 1941  //  Crew mentioned in the article:  Lt J.G. Fraser;  OS K.F. Asling;  Tel J. Brisbois;  SPO W.M. Cake;  Sig R.H. Doner;  OS A.E. Manning;  OS W.E.R. Mansfield and A/AB R.J. Sheckleton

 


 

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