HMCS Amherst (K 148)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Saint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||23 May 1940|
|Launched||4 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||5 Aug 1941|
|End service||16 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada) completed on 1 November 1943.
Decommissioned 16 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Amherst (K 148)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Keith Young, RCNR||6 Feb 1941||20 Nov 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Harry George Denyer, RCNR||21 Nov 1941||19 Sep 1942|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Louis de la Chesnaye Audette, RCNVR||20 Sep 1942||24 May 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Donald McNeish Fraser, RCNVR||25 May 1944||16 Dec 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Kenneth William Winsby, RCNVR||17 Dec 1944||16 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Amherst include:
11 Sep 1942
HMCS Amherst (T/Lt. H.G. Denyer, RCNR) picks up 40 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Hindanger that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 49°32'N, 32°21'W by German U-boat U-608.