Allied Warships

HMCS Toronto (K 538)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 538 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down10 May 1943 
Launched18 Sep 1943 
Commissioned6 May 1944 
End service27 Nov 1945 
History

Christening of HMCS Toronto, sterling silver platter reading as follows; Presented by Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Company Limited to Mrs. Fred. J. Conboy on the Occasion of the christening of H.M.C.S. TORONTO on November, 25, 1943 at Lauzon. Que.

Decommissioned 27 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 319 on 26 November 1953.
Decommissioned on 14 April 1956.
Became the Norwegian Garm in 1956.
Renamed Valkyrien in 1965 and served untill 1977.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Toronto (K 538)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. Henry Knox Hill, RCNVR6 May 194417 Mar 1945
2T/Lt.Cdr. Anthony George Scott Griffin, RCNVR18 Mar 1945

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


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