TONNAGE: 1,512 Tons
ARMAMENT: 4 - 4", 4 - 37mm, 9 - 20mm, 6 Torpedoes
DATE SUNK: April 29, 1944
TIME: Engaged the enemy at 0412, left burning and stranded at approx. 0530
POSITION: 48 39? N/04 21? W
LOCATION: Ran aground off Ile de Bas.
HAIDA'S MISSION: Hostile Mission (seek and destroy enemy).
ACTION: HMCS HAIDA and HMCS ATHABASKAN were about to engage several German destroyers when ATHABASKAN was struck amidships by a torpedo. Five minutes later she blew up and sank. HAIDA pursued T27 and put her out of action before returning to pick up survivors from her sister ship.
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