HMCS Chambly (K 116)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||20 Feb 1940|
|Launched||29 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||18 Dec 1940|
|End service||20 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 17 March 1944.
Decomissioned 20 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Chambly (K 116)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Crighton Smith, RCNR||18 Dec 1940||25 Mar 1941|
|2||T/A/Cdr. James Douglas Prentice, RCN||26 Mar 1941||13 Nov 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Anthony Fenwick Pickard, RCNR||14 Nov 1942||26 Jan 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Stephen Dalrymple Taylor, RCNR||27 Jan 1944||22 Jun 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Hedley Allen Ovenden, RCNR||23 Jun 1944||20 Jul 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Stephen Dalrymple Taylor, RCNR||21 Jul 1944||13 May 1945|
|7||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Bertrand Brunswick Shaw, RCNVR||14 May 1945||20 Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Chambly include:
8 Jun 1941
HMCS Chambly (A/Cdr J.D. Prentice, RCN) picks up 18 survivors from the British merchant Baron Nairn that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-108 in the North Atlantic west of Cape Race in position 47°35'N, 39°02'W.
10 Sep 1941
German U-boat U-501 was sunk at 2330hrs on 10 September 1941 in the Straits of Denmark south of Angmassalik, Greenland, in position 62°50'N, 37°50'W, by depth charges and ramming from the Canadian corvettes HMCS Chambly (A/Cdr. J.D. Prentice, RCN) and HMCS Moosejaw (Lt. F.E. Grubb, RCN). (see map)
22 Feb 1942
HMCS Chambly (Cdr. J.D. Prentice, RCN) ended a refit at Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
11 Jun 1942
HMCS Chambly (Cdr. J.D. Prentice, RCN) picks up 45 survivors from the British merchant Pontypridd that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 in the North Atlantic of St. John's in position 49°50'N, 41°37'W.
13 Feb 1943
HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR) ended a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.