HMCS Ottawa (ii) (H 31)
Destroyer of the G class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Barrow-in-Furness, U.K.): Parsons|
|Ordered||5 Mar 1934|
|Laid down||20 Sep 1934|
|Launched||15 Aug 1935|
|Commissioned||20 Mar 1943|
|End service||31 Oct 1945|
Transferred from the Royal Navy to the Royal Canadian Navy on 20 March 1943.
|Former name||HMS Griffin|
Commands listed for HMCS Ottawa (ii) (H 31)
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|1||Cdr. Hugh Francis Pullen, RCN||20 Mar 1943||8 Jun 1943|
|2||Cdr. Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN||9 Jun 1943||6 Jul 1943|
|3||Cdr. Hugh Francis Pullen, RCN||7 Jul 1943||18 May 1944|
|4||T/Cdr. James Douglas Prentice, DSO, RCN||19 May 1944||9 Sep 1944|
|5||Lt. Eric Phillip Earnshaw, RCN||10 Sep 1944||6 Oct 1944|
|6||T/Lt.Cdr. Ronald James Herman, OBE, RCNVR||7 Oct 1944||10 Nov 1944|
|7||A/Lt.Cdr. Patrick David Budge, DSC, RCN||5 Feb 1945||14 Jul 1945|
|8||A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN||15 Jul 1945||31 Oct 1945|
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Noteable events involving Ottawa (ii) include:
7 Jul 1944
German U-boat U-678 was sunk in the English Channel south-west of Brighton, in position 50°32'N, 00°23'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyers HMCS Ottawa, HMCS Kootenay and the British corvette HMS Statice. (see map)
18 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-621 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay near La Rochelle, in position 45°52'N, 02°36'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyers HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. J.D. Prentice, DSO, RCN), HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, RCN) and HMCS Chaudiere (A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Nixon, RCN). (see map)
20 Aug 1944
German U-boat U-984 was sunk in the Bay of Biscay west of Brest, in position 48°16'N, 05°33'W, by depth charges from the Canadian destroyers HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. J.D. Prentice, DSO, RCN), HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. W.H. Willson, RCN) and HMCS Chaudiere (A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Nixon, RCN). (see map)