Allied Warships

HMCS Long Branch (K 487)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 487 
Built byA & J Inglis Ltd. (Glasgow, Scotland): Kincaid 
Ordered25 Jul 1942 
Laid down27 Feb 1943 
Launched28 Sep 1943 
Commissioned5 Jan 1944 
End service17 Jun 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 17 June 1945.
Sold into merchantile service in 1947, renamed Rexton Kent II and served until 1966.

 
Former nameHMS Candytuft (ii)

Commands listed for HMCS Long Branch (K 487)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Walter Juchereau Kingsmill, RCNVR5 Jan 194421 Jan 1944
2Cdr. Edgar George Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR22 Jan 19442 Feb 1944
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Allan Brown Taylor, RCNR3 Feb 194416 Apr 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. Rendell James Godschal Johnson, RCNVR17 Apr 19447 Oct 1944
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Barry O'Brien, RCNVR8 Oct 194421 Feb 1945
6T/Lt. Kenneth Benjamin Culley, RCNVR22 Feb 194514 Jun 1945

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Noteable events involving Long Branch include:


11 Feb 1945
HMCS Long Branch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.B. O'Brien, RCNVR) begins a refit at Halifax.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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