HMCS Rosthern (K 169)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1940|
|Launched||30 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||17 Jun 1941|
|End service||19 Jul 1945|
HMCS Rosthern never had the fo'c's'le extended.
Decommissioned on 19 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Rosthern (K 169)
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|1||Lt. Walter Russell, RCNR||17 Jun 1941||20 Nov 1941|
|2||Cdr. Paul Barbour Cross, RCNVR||21 Nov 1941||24 Nov 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Rendell James Godschal Johnson, RCNVR||25 Nov 1942||17 Apr 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Sydney Reginald Phillips Annet, RCNVR||18 Apr 1944||3 Nov 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Ross Franklin Wilson, RCNVR||4 Nov 1944||6 Apr 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Dudley Raymond Smythies, RCNVR||7 Apr 1945||19 Jul 1945|
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Noteable events involving Rosthern include:
29 Oct 1942
HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. F.O. Gerity, RCNR) together picks up survivors from the American tanker Pan New York that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-624 in the North Atlantic about 550 nautical miles west of Malin Head in position 54°58'N, 23°56'W. The corvettes sank the wrecked tanker with gunfire and depth charges.
24 Feb 1943
HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) picks up 39 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ingria that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 45°12'N, 39°17'W by German U-boat U-628.
25 Feb 1943
British destroyer HMS Montgomery (Lt. K.I. Hamilton, DSC and Bar, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) together pick up 32 survivors from the British merchant Manchester Merchant about 400 nautical miles east-south-east of Cape Race in position 45°10'N, 43°23'W.
7 Mar 1943
HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Egyptian that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-230 south-south-east of Cape Farewell in position 56°25'N, 37°38'W.