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HMCS ST FRANCIS

The destroyer St Francis was launched as the USS Bancroft (DD-256) in March of 1919. She was 314feet long had a 32 foot beam and displaced 1060 gross tons. In 1940 she was decommissioned from the US Navy and transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy, and renamed St Francis. On June 11, 1945 the St Francis was decommissioned and striped of her armament.

On July 14, 1945 the ship was being towed to the scrap yard in Philadelphia PA, when she collided with the SS Winding Gulf and sank off Acoaxet, MA.

Today the wreck of the St Francis sits scattered and broken down in 60 feet of water. Although  dynamited and heavily salvaged her bow is relatively intact.

St Francis Shipwreck. Courtesy Bill Carter Collection

Courtesy Bill Carter Collection



 
 

   
 
 
 
 

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