Allied Warships

HMCS Moosejaw (K 164)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 164 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down12 Aug 1940 
Launched9 Apr 1941 
Commissioned19 Jun 1941 
End service8 Jul 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 23 March 1944.

Decommissioned 8 July 1945.
Scrapped in Canada in September 1949.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Moosejaw (K 164)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Frederick Ernest Grubb, RCN3 Jun 194118 Dec 1941
2T/Lt. Henry Drummond Campsie, RCNR19 Dec 194113 Feb 1942
3T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR14 Feb 194229 Aug 1943
4T/Lt. John Eastwood Taylor, RCNVR30 Aug 19436 Oct 1943
5T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR7 Oct 19433 Feb 1944

6T/Lt. Harold Brynjolfson, RCNVR14 Mar 194412 Oct 1944
7T/Lt. Alexander Harvey, RCNR13 Oct 19448 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Moosejaw include:


10 Sep 1941
German U-boat U-501 was sunk at 2330hrs on 10 September 1941 in the Denmark Strait south of Angmagsalik, 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 also this website for Lt. Grubb's report (offsite link).

11 Sep 1941
HMCS Kenogami (Lt.Cdr. R. Jackson, RCNVR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN) together pick up 41 survivors from the British merchant Berury that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-207 east of Cape Farewell in position 62°40'N, 38°50'W.

9 Jan 1942
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. H.D. Campsie, RCNR) ran aground off the south entrance of St. John's harbour.

19 Feb 1942
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCNR) was grounded again (see January 9th) at south entrance to St. John's harbour. She was undergoing temporary repairs at St. John's until 5 March when she left for Saint John, New Brunswick for permanent repairs that lasted until 25 June.

28 Feb 1945
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. A. Harvey, RCNR) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Norfolk Coast that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1302 south-west of Strumble Head in position 51°58'N, 05°25'W.

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


A Bloody War

Lawrence, Hal


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