HMCS Waskesiu (K 330)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Yarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Laid down||2 May 1942|
|Launched||3 Apr 1943|
|Commissioned||16 Jun 1943|
|End service||29 Jan 1946|
The HMCS Waskesiu's bell is at Prince Albert in a museum. These frigates were named after towns and cities but because the name Prince Albert was already chosen for a ship in the British Royal Navy, the city decided to go with the name the Prince Albert National Park townsite - Waskesiu.
Decomissioned 29 January 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Waskesiu (K 330)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR||10 May 1943||4 Feb 1944|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. James Phillip Fraser, RCNR||5 Feb 1944||13 Dec 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR||14 Dec 1944||22 Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Waskesiu include:
24 Feb 1944
German U-boat U-257 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in approximate position 47°19'N, 26°00'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) and the British frigate HMS Nene (Cdr. J.D. Birch, RNR).