HMCS Wetaskiwin (K 175)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||11 Apr 1940|
|Launched||18 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||17 Dec 1940|
|End service||19 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Galveston (Texas, U.S.A.) completed on 6 March 1944.
Decommissioned 19 June 1945.
|Former name||HMCS Banff|
Commands listed for HMCS Wetaskiwin (K 175)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Guy Stanley Windeyer, RCN||17 Dec 1940||4 Nov 1942|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Richard Kidston, RCNVR||5 Nov 1942||21 Mar 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Arthur Walton, RCNR||22 Mar 1944||6 Aug 1944|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Mortimer Smith Duffus, RCNVR||7 Aug 1944||15 Sep 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Arthur Walton, RCNR||16 Sep 1944||19 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Wetaskiwin include:
17 Oct 1941
The Norwegian merchant Barfonn is torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°58'N, 25°04'W by German U-boat U-432. The Canadian corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN) later picks up 24 survivors.
24 Jan 1942
HMCS Wetaskiwin (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN) started a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
31 Jul 1942
German U-boat U-588 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 49°59'N, 36°36'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Wetaskiwin (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN) and the Canadian destroyer HMCS Skeena (A/Lt.Cdr. D.L. Dyer, RCN).
9 Mar 1943
HMCS Wetaskiwin (A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) completed a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.