Commissioned on May 16, 1941, at Quebec City, Levis arrived at Halifax on May 29, worked up there and in June, 1941, joined NEF. On September 13, 1941, after one round trip to Iceland, she left St. John's as ocean escort to convoy SC.44. On September 19 she was torpedoed by U 74, 120 miles east of Cape Farwell, Greenland, resulting in the loss of 18 lives. During the several hours she remained afloat, the remainder of her ship's company were taken off by her sisters Mayflower and Agassiz.
Torpedoed by U74, 120 miles off Cape Farewell Greenland, resulting in 18 lives lost.