A civilian yacht converted for military service, HMCS Raccoon was one of several Royal Canadian Navy ships sunk during the battle of the St. Lawrence.
The German submarine U-165 sank Raccoon in the early morning of 7 September 1942 during an attack on a convoy near Pointe-au-Père, Quebec. In the confusion, Raccoon's loss was not realized until later in the day. Little trace of the ship and its 37 crew was ever found, aside from some wreckage and the body of its captain, R.H. McConnell.
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