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					                                                   NWT TOPONYMS COMMEMORATING
                                                       WARTIME NAVAL LOSSES


                                                                         Naval Losses

                  Feature                                                                                          Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                         Origin/History                                                                        Map
                  Type                                                                                              Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
              A
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Acasta, sunk on 8 June 1940 while
                            defending the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and HMS Ardent. All three RN ships were                                        86-
Acasta Lake Lake                                                                                                LAAMK         yes   652200   1153300
                            sunk by the German battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst en route from Norway.                                           G
                            There were only 3 survivors from 'Acasta', 3 from 'Ardent' and 43 from 'Glorious'.
                            Commemorates the role of Royal New Zealand Navy light cruiser HMNZS Achilles in
                            the Battle of the River Plate, off South America, Dec. 13, 1939. The squadron, HMS                                         76-
Achilles Lake Lake                                                                                                 LAAMR      yes   645700   1105400
                            Ajax (Flag), HMNZS Achilles & HMS Exeter, fought the German pocket battleship                                               D
                            Admiral Graf Spee. Ajax, Achilles and Exeter were all damaged.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Afridi, sunk 3 May 1940 off the
                                                                                                                                                       76-
Afridi Lake       Lake      Norwegian coast. Lost were 49 officers and men, 13 soldiers, and over 30 survivors     LAAOZ      yes   642000   1091900
                                                                                                                                                        C
                            from HMS Bison.
                            Commemorates the role of Royal Navy light cruiser HMS Ajax, flagship of Commodore
                            Harwood in the Battle of the River Plate, off South America, Dec. 13, 1939. The                                            76-
Ajax Lake         Lake                                                                                        LAASC           yes   645900   1103500
                            squadron, HMS Ajax (Flag), HMNZS Achilles & HMS Exeter, fought the German pocket                                            D
                            battleship Admiral Graf Spee. Ajax, Achilles and Exeter were all damaged.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser HMS Alcantara, which was
Alcantara                                                                                                                                              75-
                  Lake      badly damaged in a gun duel with the German auxiliary cruiser Thor off the coast of       LAAVS   yes   605700   1080900
Lake                                                                                                                                                    C
                            Brazil on 28 July 1940.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Ardent (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Barker, R.N., DSC),
                            on 8 June 1940 while defending the aircraft carrier HMS Glorious from the German                                           86-
Ardent Lake Lake                                                                                                      LABKM   yes   653900   1154300
                            battlecruisers Gneisenau and Scharnhorst. There was only one survivor, Able Seaman                                          G
                            Roger Hooke.
                            Commemorates the loss of the Donaldson Atlantic liner S.S. Athenia, torpedoed by U-
                            30 on September 3, 1939, in the first U-boat attack of World War II. The 13,465-ton liner                                  75-
Athenia Lake Lake                                                                                                     LABOY   yes   633800   1113000
                            was carrying 1,103 civilians. Of the Athenia's passengers and crew 112 were killed (93                                      M
                            of them passengers).
                                                                      Naval Losses

                Feature                                                                                        Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                      Origin/History                                                                       Map
                Type                                                                                            Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
            B
                          Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy minesweeper HMCS Bras d'Or (Lt. C.A.
Bras d'Or
                Lake      Hornsby, RCNR), which foundered in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on 19 October 1940. 5    LADPP     yes   622330   1154415 85-J
Lake
                          officers and 25 ratings perished.
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Brazen, sunk off Dover by German                                              75-
Brazen Lake Lake                                                                                              LADQC      yes   600200   1080500
                          aircraft on 20 July 1940. All hands were saved.                                                                          C
            C
Calypso                   Commemorates the Royal Navy cruiser HMS Calypso, torpedoed south of Crete 12                                            86-
                Lake                                                                                             LAEFT   yes   654400   1155000
Lake                      June 1940. HMS Dainty took off most of the ship's company.                                                               G
                          Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy minesweeper HMCS Chedabucto. On
Chedabucto                October 21, 1943 she collided with the cable vessel Lord Kelvin and sank 30 miles
           Lake                                                                                                  LAEVD   yes   622315   1153200 85-J
Lake                      from Rimouski with the loss of one officer, Sublieutenant(E) D.W. Tuke, RCNVR, of
                          Haileybury, Ont.
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Courageous, torpedoed 17
Courageous                                                                                                                                        76-
           Lake           September 1939, southwest of Ireland. The carrier sank in 20 minutes; 518 of her 1,200 LAFNR   yes   641000   1111500
Lake                                                                                                                                               D
                          compliment were lost including her commander, Captain W.T. Makeig-Jones.
            D
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Daring (Cdr. S.A. Cooper, RN),
                                                                                                                                                  76-
Daring Lake Lake          torpedoed and sunk off Pentland Firth on 18 February 1940. HMS Daring was escorting LAFYH      yes   645000   1113800
                                                                                                                                                   D
                          convoy HN-12 from Bergen to Methil. There were only 5 survivors; 157 men were lost.
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Delight, sunk by German aircraft off                                          75-
Delight Lake Lake                                                                                              LAGEF     yes   603700   1081400
                          Portland (UK) on 29 July 1940.                                                                                           C
Duchess                   Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Duchess (Lt.Cdr. R.C.M. White, RN),                                           76-
                Lake                                                                                           LAGTT     yes   644200   1100800
Lake                      which collided with the battleship HMS Barham and sank off the Mull of Kintyre.                                          D
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser HMS Dunvegan Castle (Capt
Dunvegan                                                                                                                                          75-
                Lake      H. Adriff), torpedoed and sunk by U-46 about 120 miles southwest of Cape Clear while LAGWV     yes   600800   1071000
Lake                                                                                                                                               B
                          escorting convoy SL-43.
            E
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Escort, foundered under tow, 11 July                                          75-
Escort Lake Lake                                                                                               LAHQE     yes   602200   1085000
                          1940 following a torpedo attack by an Italian submarine.                                                                 C
                          Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Esk (Lt.Cdr. R.J.H. Couch, RN, DSC),                                          75-
Esk Lake        Lake                                                                                           LAHRF     yes   604100   1073700
                          mined and sunk off the Dutch coast on 31 August 1940.                                                                    B
                                                                          Naval Losses

                  Feature                                                                                            Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                          Origin/History                                                                         Map
                  Type                                                                                                Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
                            Commemorates the role of Royal Navy heavy cruiser HMS Exeter in the Battle of the
                            River Plate, off South America, Dec. 13, 1939. The squadron, HMS Ajax (Flag), HMNZS                                        76-
Exeter Lake Lake                                                                                                     LAHTZ    yes   645000   1105000
                            Achilles, & HMS Exeter, fought the German pocket battleship Admiral Graf Spee. The                                          D
                            Ajax, Achilles and Exeter were all damaged.
Exmouth                     Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Exmouth (Capt. R.S. Benson, RN),                                                 86-
                  Lake                                                                                               LAHUD    yes   650300   1155400
Lake                        torpedoed 21 January 1940 in the Moray Firth.                                                                               B
             F
                            Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy destroyer HMCS Fraser, which sank 25 June
                            1940 after colliding with HMS Calcutta. Forty-six crew killed from the Fraser; 19 killed                                   75-
Fraser Lake Lake                                                                                                     LAIQX    yes   610000   1060700
                            from the Calcutta. Many of the Fraser's survivors died later when HMCS Margaree                                             B
                            collided with a freighter and sank.
             G
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Glowworm (Lt. Cdr. G.B. Roope, RN,
Glowworm                                                                                                                                               76-
                  Lake      VC), sunk after ramming the German heavy cruiser Admiral Hipper. Only 31 men from        LAJEQ    yes   643800   1091500
Lake                                                                                                                                                    C
                            her crew of 148 survived.
Grampus                     Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Grampus (Lt. Cdr. C.A. Rowe, RN),                                                75-
                  Lake                                                                                               LAJJS    yes   603800   1091200
Lake                        sunk on 16 June 1940 off Syracuse, Italy by Italian torpedo boats.                                                          C
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Grenville (Capt. Sir G.E. Creazy, RN)
Grenville                                                                                                                                              86-
                  Lake      sunk with the loss of 77 officers and men after striking a mine off the Dutch coast on   LAJPD    yes   645500   1144500
Lake                                                                                                                                                    B
                            19 January 1940.
             H
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Hardy (Capt. B.A. Warburton-Lee, RN,
                                                                                                                                                       76-
Hardy Lake        Lake      VC), lost 10 Apr, 1940 while leading 2nd Destroyer Flotilla during an attack on ten      LAKBC    yes   645200   1095000
                                                                                                                                                        C
                            German destroyers in Narvik.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Havant (Lt.Cdr. A.F. Burnell-Nugent,
                                                                                                                                                       86-
Havant Lake Lake            RN), heavily damaged by German aircraft off Dunkirk during the evacuation on 1 June      LAKEI    yes   655000   1153300
                                                                                                                                                        G
                            1940. HMS Havant was later sunk by the minesweeper HMS Saltash.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Hostile (H 55), sunk after striking a                                            75-
Hostile Lake Lake                                                                                                    LAKUP    yes   605500   1061800
                            mine on 23 August 1940, southeast of Cap Bon, Tunisia.                                                                      B
            I-K
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Imogen, which collided with the cruiser                                          75-
Imogen Lake Lake                                                                                              LALHX           yes   602100   1090700
                            HMS Glasgow and sank off Pentland Firth on 16 July 1940.                                                                    C
                                                                       Naval Losses

                 Feature                                                                                         Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                       Origin/History                                                                        Map
                 Type                                                                                             Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Ivanhoe (Cdr. P.H. Hadow, RN), mined                                          75-
Ivanhoe Lake Lake                                                                                                LALTI    yes   603000   1062500
                           and sunk in the North Sea off Texel, Holland on 1 September 1940.                                                        B
             L
                           Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy corvette HMCS Levis (Lt. C.W. Gilding), sunk
                           by torpedo east of Cape Farewell while escorting convoy SC-44 as part of the 19th                                       85-
Levis, Lac       Lake                                                                                         LANXN       yes   623700   1175800
                           Escort Group. Taken in tow by HMCS Mayflower, HMCS Levis foundered later that day.                                       K
                           18 crewmembers died.
             M
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Mohawk, attacked by a German Ju-88
Mohawk                                                                                                                                             86-
                 Lake      aircraft on 16 October 1939. Fifteen men were killed and thirty injured. Commander    LAPXI    yes   640100   1120700
Lake                                                                                                                                                A
                           R.F. Jolly, R.N. was posthumously awarded the George Cross for gallantry.
             N
Narwhal                    Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Narwhal (Lt. Cdr. R.J. Burch, RN,                                             75-
                 Lake                                                                                            LAQOG    yes   605900   1072800
Lake                       DSO), lost with all hands 23 July 1940.                                                                                  B
             O
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Odin (Lt. Cdr. K. Woods, RN), sunk in
                                                                                                                                                   75-
Odin Lake        Lake      the Gulf of Taranto in position 39.30N, 17.30E by the Italian destroyers Strale and   LARNS    yes   603800   1062300
                                                                                                                                                    B
                           Baleno on 14 June 1940.
Orpheus                    Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Orpheus (Lt. Cdr. J.A.S. Wise, RN),                                           75-
                 Lake                                                                                            LARTW    yes   605800   1063200
Lake                       sunk by an Italian destroyer on 19 June 1940 while on patrol north of Tobruk.                                            B
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Oswald (Lt. Cdr. D.A. Fraser, RN),
                                                                                                                                                   75-
Oswald Lake Lake           rammed and sunk off Cap Spartivento by an Italian destroyer on 1 August 1940. 3       LARUW    yes   603000   1080900
                                                                                                                                                    C
                           dead, 52 survivors.
           P-Q
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy sloop HMS Penzance (Cdr A.J. Wavish, RN), torpedoed
Penzance                                                                                                                                           75-
                 Lake      and sunk on 24 August 1940 in the North Atlantic, south west of Iceland in position LASKP      yes   602900   1072000
Lake                                                                                                                                                B
                           56.16N, 27.19W. 90 men went down with the ship; there were only 7 survivors.
             R
                           Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy armed yacht HMS Raccoon (Lt. Cdr. J.N.
Raccoon                    Smith, R.C.N.R.), torpedoed and sunk on 7 September 1942 near 49.01N, 67.17W by the                                     85-
                 Lake                                                                                          LATRE      yes   625200   1174300
Lake                       German submarine U-165 while escorting convoy QS-33 in the St. Lawrence River. The                                       K
                           crew of 37 went down with the ship; there were no survivors.
                                                                        Naval Losses

                  Feature                                                                                       Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                       Origin/History                                                                       Map
                  Type                                                                                           Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser HMS Rawalpindi (Capt E.C.
Rawalpindi                                                                                                                                        86-
                  Lake      Kennedy, RN), shelled and sunk 23 Nov. 1939 by the German battlecruiser Scharnhorst LATWJ    yes   650200   1143700
Lake                                                                                                                                               B
                            southeast of Iceland with 275 dead and 37 survivors.
              S
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Salmon (Cdr. E.O. Bickford, RN, DSO),                                       75-
Salmon Lake Lake                                                                                            LAUVJ        yes   604700   1094900
                            presumed mined 9 July 1940 off the south west coast of Norway.                                                         C
Scotstoun                   Vessel: Commemorates the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser HMS Scotstoun, sunk                                        86-
                  Lake                                                                                     LAVFY         yes   653700   1150600
Lake                        on 13 June 1940 by German submarine U-25.                                                                              G
Seahorse                    Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Seahorse, lost to either depth charges                                      76-
                  Lake                                                                                       LAVHE       yes   641800   1111500
Lake                        or ramming off Heligoland between 29 December 1939 and 7 January 1940.                                                 D
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Seal, captured by the Germans May                                           76-
Seal Lake         Lake                                                                                          LAVHS    yes   644000   1085800
                            05, 1940.                                                                                                              C
                                                                                                                                                  75-
Shark Lake        Lake      Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Shark, lost July 6, 1940.                 LAVMW    yes   602800   1093200
                                                                                                                                                   C
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Spearfish (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Forbes, RN,
Spearfish                                                                                                                                         75-
                  Lake      DSO), sunk on 1 August 1940 by a torpedo near 58.07N, 01.32E. There was only one    LAWNH    yes   604600   1073700
Lake                                                                                                                                               B
                            survivor.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Starfish (Lt. T.A. Turner, RN), scuttled                                    76-
Starfish Lake Lake                                                                                             LAWRT     yes   642000   1113500
                            after being depth-charged on 9 January 1940. Her entire crew was taken prisoner.                                       D
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Sterlet (Lt.Cdr. G.H.S. Haward, RN),
                                                                                                                                                  76-
Sterlet Lake Lake           possibly sunk 18 April 1940 in the Skaggerak. She may have been mined while         LAWTV    yes   644400   1092800
                                                                                                                                                   C
                            returning to base.
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy armed merchant cruiser HMS Transylvania, sunk on 10                                       75-
Sylvan Lake Lake                                                                                            LAXHE        yes   605500   1064200
                            August 1940 by U-56. [The feature name was shortened to Sylvan.]                                                       B
              T
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Caldwell, RN),
                                                                                                                                                  76-
Tarpon Lake Lake            most likely sunk around 0600 hours on 10 April 1940 by a German "Q-ship". [Also     LAXNA    yes   644500   1090000
                                                                                                                                                   C
                            Tarpon River–LAXNB.]
                            Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Tarpon (Lt.Cdr. H.J. Caldwell, RN),
                                                                                                                                                  76-
Tarpon River River          most likely sunk around 0600 hours on 10 April 1940 by a German "Q-ship". [Also     LAXNB    yes   645400   1083000
                                                                                                                                                   C
                            Tarpon River– LAXNA.]
Thetis Lake       Lake      Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Thetis, lost 1 June 1939 during a trial   LAXWO    yes   634300   1131500   85-
                                                                        Naval Losses

                 Feature                                                                                          Unique Official Latitude Longitude
Toponym                                                       Origin/History                                                                         Map
                 Type                                                                                              Key      ?     ddmmss ddmmss
                           dive in Liverpool Bay. Of the 103 men aboard 99 died and only 4 survived. Thetis was                                      P
                           salvaged, repaired, and commissioned as HMS Thunderbolt on 26 October 1940. On 14
                           March 1943 HMS Thunderbolt was sunk off Messina.
             U
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Undine (Lt.Cdr. A.S. Jackson, RN),                                             76-
Undine Lake Lake                                                                                                  LAZCX    yes   640600   1114000
                           sunk 7 January 1940 off Heligoland. The crew was taken prisoner.                                                          D
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy submarine HMS Ursula, victorious over the German                                             76-
Ursula Lake Lake                                                                                                  LAZFK    yes   644900   1102700
                           cruiser Leipzig on 14 December 1939 in the Elbe estuary.                                                                  D
             V
Vandyck                    Commemorates the Royal Navy auxiliary vessel HMS Vandyck, sunk by aircraft off                                           75-
                 Lake                                                                                             LAZHU    yes   601300   1092800
Lake                       Norway, 11 June 1940.                                                                                                     C
          W-Z
                           Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy Flower Class corvette HMCS Weyburn
Weyburn                                                                                                                                             85-
                 Lake      (commanded by Lt.Cdr. T.M.W. Golby, RCNR), which sank with the loss of 9 crew off      LAZVY    yes   630000   1175900
Lake                                                                                                                                                 K
                           Cape Espartel, east of Gibraltar, after hitting a mine on 22 February 1943.
Whirlwind                  Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Whirlwind, torpedoed and sunk on 5                                             75-
                 Lake                                                                                             LAZXG    yes   601500   1084000
Lake                       July 1940 120 miles west of Lands End, England. See also Whirlwind River LAZXH.                                           C
Whirlwind                  Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Whirlwind, torpedoed and sunk on 5                                             75-
                 River                                                                                            LAZXH    yes   600400   1083600
River                      July 1940 120 miles west of Lands End, England. See also Whirlwind Lake LAZXG.                                            C
                           Commemorates the Royal Canadian Navy Flower Class corvette HMCS Windflower,
Windflower                 sunk in collision with the Dutch freighter SS Zypenberg while escorting convoy SC-58
                 Lake                                                                                             LBAFC    yes   625200   1183000 85-L
Lake                       on the Grand Banks off St. John's, NF on December 7, 1941. Lost were 4 officers and
                           19 ratings.
                           Commemorates the Royal Navy destroyer HMS Wren (Lt.Cdr. F.W.G. Harker, R.N.)
                                                                                                                                                    75-
Wren Lake        Lake      bombed and sunk by German aircraft in the English Channel off Aldeburgh on 27 July     LBAKG    yes   602000   1084200
                                                                                                                                                     C
                           1940.

				
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