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HMS Guysborough was a turbine-engined of the Royal Navy
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. She was built by North Vancouver Ship Repairs, North Vancouver
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and launched on 21 July 1941. She was loaned to the Royal Canadian Navy
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and was torpedoed and sunk at 6:50pm on 17 March 1945 by U-868 while escorting a convoy in the Bay of Biscay
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. 51 of her crew died, with 40 survivors being rescued by some hours later.