HMCS Brandon (K 149)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1941|
|End service||22 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.
Decommissioned on 22 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Brandon (K 149)
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|1||T/Lt. John Caldecott Littler, RCNR||3 Jun 1941||19 Aug 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Rendell James Godschal Johnson, RCNVR||20 Aug 1942||20 Sep 1942|
|3||T/Lt. John Caldecott Littler, RCNR||21 Sep 1942||24 Nov 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Herbert Evans McArthur, RCNVR||25 Nov 1942||25 May 1944|
|5||T/Lt. John Forbes Evans, RCNVR||26 May 1944||26 Apr 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Philip Joseph Lawrence, RCNR||27 Apr 1945||22 Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Brandon include:
28 Jul 1942
HMCS Brandon (Lt. J.C. Littler, RCNR) picks up 45 men of the British merchant Broompark that was torpedoed and damaged on 25 July 1942 by German U-boat U-552 east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 49°02'N, 40°26'W.
The Broompark finally sank at 0600 hours on 28 July 1942 while under tow of the USN tug USS Cherokee in position 47°41'N, 51°50'W.