Allied Warships

HMCS Mayflower (K 191)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 191 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered20 Jan 1940 
Laid down20 Feb 1940 
Launched3 Jul 1940 
Commissioned15 May 1941 
End service31 May 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Norfolk (Virginia, U.S.A.) completed on 14 February 1944.

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 31 May 1945.
Scrapped at Inverkeithing on 20 September 1949.

Former nameHMS Mayflower

Commands listed for HMCS Mayflower (K 191)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. George Hay Stephen, RCNR5 Sep 194012 May 1942
2Lt. Victor Browne, RCNR13 May 19422 Mar 1944
3T/Lt. Douglas Sutherland Martin, RCNR3 Mar 194431 May 1945

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Notable events involving Mayflower include:

2 Oct 1941
HMCS Mayflower (A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, RCNR) picks up 35 survivors from the British tanker San Florentino that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-94 in the North Atlantic in position 52°50'N, 34°40'W.

9 Feb 1942
HMCS Mayflower (A/Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, RCNR) completed a refit at Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

11 Jan 1943
HMCS Mayflower (A/Lt.Cdr. V. Browne, RCNVR) completed a refit at Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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