Allied Warships

HMCS Nanaimo (K 101)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 101 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered14 Feb 1940 
Laid down27 Apr 1940 
Launched28 Oct 1940 
Commissioned26 Apr 1941 
End service28 Sep 1945 
History

HMCS Nanaimo never had her fo'c's'le extended.

Decommissioned 28 September 1945.
Became the dutch merchantile Rene W. Vinke in 1953.
Broken up at Cape Town, South Africa in 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Nanaimo (K 101)

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CommanderFromTo
1H. C. C. Daubney, RCNR26 Apr 19417 Oct 1941
2T/Lt. Thomas James Bellas, RCNR7 Oct 194120 Aug 1942
3T/Lt. Ernest Usher Jones, RCNVR21 Aug 194210 Oct 1943
4T/Lt. Joseph Eric William Hastings, RCNR11 Oct 19439 Oct 1944
5T/Lt. Reginald Curren Eaton, RCNVR10 Oct 19442 Mar 1945
6T/Lt.Cdr. Walter Redford, RCNR23 Mar 194528 Sep 1945

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Noteable events involving Nanaimo include:


10 Jun 1942
HMCS Nanaimo (T/Lt. T.J. Bellas, RCNR) picks up 86 survivors from the British merchant Port Nicholson that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-87 northeast of Cape Cod in position 42°11'N, 69°25'W.

21 Feb 1945
HMCS Nanaimo (T/Lt. R.C. Eaton, RCNVR) ended a refit at Esquimalt.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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