Allied Warships

HMCS Joliette (K 418)

Frigate of the River class


Photograph taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 418 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down19 Jul 1943 
Launched12 Nov 1943 
Commissioned14 Jun 1944 
End service19 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 19 November 1945.
Transferred to Chile and served in the Chilian navy as Iquique from 1946 untill 1968.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Joliette (K 418)

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CommanderFromTo
1Skr.Lt. George Norval Downey, RCNR12 May 19442 Feb 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. William Edward Harrison, RCNVR2 Feb 194519 Jun 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth William Newman Hall, RCNR20 Jun 19453 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Joliette include:


HMCS Joliette during work up period at Bermuda.

Close ups of twin 4" gun mount aboard HMCS Joliette.

Photographs taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

Unidentified submarine alongside HMCS Joliette.
Seems like a U or V class submarine.
Photographs most likely taken during the work up period at Tobermory after the refit at Belfast (see below).

Photographs taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

22 Nov 1944
HMCS Joliette (A/Lt.Cdr.G.N. Downey, RCNR) ran aground in Lough Foyle, causing extensive damage to her hull. She was repaired at Belfast from 5 December 1944 until 5 April 1945.

HMCS Joliette in dock at Belfast, note the damaged bow.

Photographs taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.

13 May 1945
German U-boat 889 surrendered to Canadian Navy HMCS Joliette K 418, off Nova Scotia coast May, 1945, at Halifax N.S. (1)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. Personal communication

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