Allied Warships

HMCS Kitchener (K 225)

Corvette of the Flower class


HMS Kitchener during the war.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 225 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered 
Laid down28 Feb 1941 
Launched18 Nov 1941 
Commissioned28 Jun 1942 
End service11 Jul 1945 
History

Took part in operations Torch and Neptune.
Decommissioned 11 July 1945.
Scrapped in Canada in September 1949.

 
Former nameHMCS Vancouver

Commands listed for HMCS Kitchener (K 225)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. William Evans, RCNVR9 Jun 194216 Jan 1944
2T/Lt. Jack Errington Moles, RCNVR17 Jan 194411 Jul 1945

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Noteable events involving Kitchener include:


28 Jan 1944
HMCS Kitchener (T/Lt. J.E. Moles, RCNVR) completed a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

6 Jun 1944
HMCS Kitchener (T/Lt. J.E. Moles, RCNVR) was part of the escort for the second wave of US soldiers that landed around 11 AM on Omaha beach.

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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