Allied Warships

HMCS New Glasgow (K 320)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 320 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down2 Dec 1942 
Launched23 Jun 1943 
Commissioned23 Dec 1943 
End service30 Jan 1967 
History

Decommissioned 4 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 315 on 30 January 1954.
Decommissioned on 30 January 1967.

 

Commands listed for HMCS New Glasgow (K 320)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. George Stanley Hall, RCNR8 Nov 194320 Aug 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ross Malcolm Hanbury, RCNVR30 Aug 194428 Mar 1945
3T/Lt. Eric Theodore P. Wennberg, RCNVR29 Mar 19454 Nov 1945

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Noteable events involving New Glasgow include:


17 Feb 1944
HMCS New Glasgow (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Hall, RCNR) arrived at Halifax, from Esquimalt on Canada's west coast.

23 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-1003 was scuttled in the Northern Channel about 8 to 10 nautical miles north of Inistrahull beacon (Malin Head), in position 55°25'N, 06°53'W, after ramming with Canadian frigate HMCS New Glasgow (Lt.Cdr. R.M. Hanbury) on 20 March 1945.

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


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