Allied Warships

HMCS Amherst (K 148)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 148 
Built bySaint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada) 
Ordered24 Jan 1940 
Laid down23 May 1940 
Launched4 Dec 1940 
Commissioned5 Aug 1941 
End service16 Jul 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada) completed on 1 November 1943.

Decommissioned 16 July 1945.
Wrecked while under tow in 1945.

The emblem of the HMCS Amherst (K 148)


Commands listed for HMCS Amherst (K 148)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Keith Young, RCNR6 Feb 194120 Nov 1941
2T/Lt. Harry George Denyer, RCNR21 Nov 194119 Sep 1942
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Louis de la Chesnaye Audette, RCNVR20 Sep 194224 May 1944
4T/Lt. Donald McNeish Fraser, RCNVR25 May 194416 Dec 1944
5T/Lt. Kenneth William Winsby, RCNVR17 Dec 194416 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.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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