HMCS Drumheller (K 167)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||4 Dec 1940|
|Launched||5 Jul 1941|
|Commissioned||13 Sep 1941|
|End service||11 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 15 January 1944.
Decommissioned 11 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Drumheller (K 167)
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|1||A/Cdr. George Humphrey Griffiths, RCN||13 Sep 1941||18 Oct 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Leslie Perman Denny, RCNR||19 Oct 1942||20 Aug 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Anthony Hubert Gleadow Storrs, RCNR||21 Aug 1943||26 Sep 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Leslie Perman Denny, RCNR||27 Sep 1943||7 Dec 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Harry Romeyn Beck, RCNR||7 Dec 1943||11 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Drumheller include:
31 Aug 1942
HMCS Drumheller (A/Cdr. G.H. Griffiths, RCN) picks up 16 survivors from the Panamanian merchant Capira that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-609 in convoy SC-97 about 400 nautical miles south-east of Cape Farewell in position 57°13'N, 33°40'W.
12 May 1943
HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR) picks up 15 survivors from the British merchant Ford Concord that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-456 earlier that day about 440 nautical miles north of the Azores in position 46°05'N, 25°20'W.
13 May 1943
German U-boat U-753 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 48°37'N, 22°39'W, by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), the British frigate HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR) and depth charges from a Canadian Sunderland aircraft (RCAF Sqdn. 423/G).