HMCS Timmins (K 223)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Yarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Laid down||14 Dec 1940|
|Launched||26 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||10 Feb 1942|
|End service||15 Jul 1945|
Named after the town of Timmins, Ontario.
Fo'c's'le extention at Libverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 16 October 1944.
Decommissioned 15 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Timmins (K 223)
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|1||T/Lt. James Albert Brown, RCNR||10 Feb 1942||18 Aug 1942|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Arthur Truman Morrell, RCNR||19 Aug 1942||30 Aug 1942|
|3||T/Lt. James Mitchell Gillison, RCNR||31 Aug 1942||11 Jan 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Nevill Spencer Charles Dickinson, RCNVR||12 Jan 1943||19 Mar 1943|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR||20 Mar 1943||18 Apr 1943|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Herries Stirling Maxwell, RCNVR||19 Apr 1943||29 Jun 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Ralph Gordon James, RCNVR||2 Sep 1944||15 Dec 1944|
|8||T/Lt. John Kincaid, RCNR||16 Dec 1944||15 Jul 1945|
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Noteable events involving Timmins include:
21 Nov 1942
HMCS Timmins (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.M. Gillison, RCNR) and HMCS Minas (T/Lt. W.F. Wood, RCNR) together pick up 60 survivors from the British merchant Empire Sailor that had been torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-518 about 200 nautical miles southeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia in position 43°53'N, 55°02'W. However, several survivors had been poisoned by the phosgene gas carried as cargo and twenty of them died at sea or shortly after arriving at Halifax.