HMCS Drummondville (J 253)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||1 Oct 1940|
|Launched||21 May 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Oct 1941|
Decommissioned 29 October 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Drummondville (J 253)
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|1||T/Lt. James Phillip Fraser, RCNR||5 Feb 1942||9 May 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Clifford Hatch, RCNVR||10 May 1943||mid 1944|
|3||T/Skr.Lt. Francis William Maxwell Drew, RCNR||mid 1944||9 Apr 1945|
|4||T/Lt. George Enderby Cross, RCNVR||10 Apr 1945||9 Sep 1945|
|5||T/S.Lt. Maurice Aikins Turner, RCNVR||10 Sep 1945||29 Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Drummondville include:
6 Jul 1942
HMCS Drummondville (Lt. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) damaged U-132 with depth charges after forcing her to dive by a ramming attempt. The U-boat just had torpedoed the Dinaric from convoy QS-15 in the St. Lawrence River and her action prevented a further attack on the ship, which however foundered later on 9 July. The minesweeper picked up 34 survivors from the torpedoed vessel and landed them at Sydney on 7 July. (see map)