HMCS Trillium (K 172)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||20 Feb 1940|
|Launched||26 Jun 1940|
|Commissioned||31 Oct 1940|
|End service||27 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the Boston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) completed on 10 June 1943.
Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 25 June 1945.
|Former name||HMS Trillium|
Commands listed for HMCS Trillium (K 172)
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|1||Lt.Cdr. Ronald Fraser Harris, RCNR||27 Aug 1940||14 Nov 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Drummond Campsie, RCNR||15 Nov 1941||18 Dec 1941|
|3||Skr.Lt. Georges Edouard Gaudreau, RCNR||19 Dec 1941||25 Feb 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Philip Cabell Evans, RCNR||26 Feb 1942||24 Mar 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Ralph Marcus Wallace, RCNVR||25 Mar 1943||17 Apr 1943|
|6||T/Lt. Philip Cabell Evans, RCNR||18 Apr 1943||21 May 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Kenneth Elliot Meredith, RCNVR||22 May 1944||25 Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Trillium include:
21 Apr 1941
HMCS Trillium (Lt.Cdr. R.F. Harris, RCNR) picks up 24 survivors from the British merchant Empire Endurance that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-73 south-west of Rockall in position 53°05'N, 23°14'W.
22 Feb 1943
HMCS Trillium (Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) picks up 47 survivors from the British merchant Empire Redshank that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-606 in the North Atlantic in position 46°53'N, 34°32'W.
23 Feb 1943
HMCS Trillium (Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) picks up 58 survivors from the American merchant Chattanooga City that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by German U-boat U-606 in the North Atlantic in position 46°53'N, 34°32'W.
HMCS Trillium also picks up 53 survivors from the American merchant Expositor that was torpedoed and heavily damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-606 in the North Atlantic in position 46°53'N, 34°32'W.