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OTD – 27 December 1942

The corvette CHILLIWACK, K-131, while part of Mid Ocean Escort Group C1 for convoy ONS 154 from Liverpool to New York, shares in the sinking of the Type VII-C U-boat, U-356, north of the Azores.  CHILLIWACK was instrumental in sinking a second submarine, U-744, on 6 March 1944.  She was broken up at STELCO in Hamilton in 1946 and her mast found its way to STAR’s quarterdeck.

HMCS CHILLIWACK, before her foc’s’le extension, and with minesweeping davits on the stern but without the two pounder pom-pom in the bandstand.
CHILLIWACK’s mast on STAR’s quarterdeck.