HMCS Agassiz (K 129)
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||29 Apr 1940|
|Launched||15 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||23 Jan 1941|
|End service||14 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 4 March 1944.
Commands listed for HMCS Agassiz (K 129)
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|1||Lt. Bernard Dodds Leitch Johnson, RCNR||23 Jan 1941||14 Mar 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Edward Middlemas More, RCNR||15 Mar 1943||14 Mar 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Freeman Elkin Burrows, RCNVR||14 Mar 1944||9 Jan 1945|
|4||Lt. John Patrick Jarvis, RCNVR||9 Jan 1945||14 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Agassiz include:
18 Jun 1942
HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) picks up 51 survivors from the American merchant Seattle Spirit that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 in the North Atlantic in position 50°24'N, 42°37'W.
3 Aug 1942
The British merchant Lochkatrine is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 east of Cape Race in position 45°52'N, 46°44'W. The Canadian destroyer HMCS Hamilton (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) together pick up 81 survivors.
5 Jan 1943
HMCS Agassiz (Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) commenced a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.