Allied Warships

HMCS Kootenay (H 75)

Destroyer of the D class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-11211

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassD 
PennantH 75 
Built byThornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered 
Laid down25 Jun 1931 
Launched7 Jun 1932 
Commissioned12 Apr 1943 
End service26 Oct 1945 
History

Transferred from the Royal Navy on 12 April 1943.
Decommissioned 26 October 1945.
Scrapped in January 1946.

 
Former nameHMS Decoy

Commands listed for HMCS Kootenay (H 75)

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CommanderFromTo
1A/Lt.Cdr. Kenneth Lloyd Dyer, DSC, RCN14 Apr 194328 Mar 1944
2A/Lt.Cdr. William Herbert Willson, RCN29 Mar 194426 Oct 1945

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Noteable events involving Kootenay include:


22 May 1943
HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. K.L. Dyer, RCN) picks up 19 survivors from the Norwegian tanker Sandanger that was torpedoed and sunk on 12 May 1943 in the North Atlantic in position 46°00'N, 21°00'W by German U-boat U-221.

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.

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).

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).

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