HMCS Port Arthur (K 233)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||28 Apr 1941|
|Launched||18 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||26 May 1942|
|End service||11 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned on 11 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Port Arthur (K 233)
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|1||T/Lt. Edward Theodore Simmons, RCNVR||30 Apr 1942||8 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Kenneth Taylor Chisholm, RCNVR||9 Jul 1943||11 Jul 1945|
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Noteable events involving Port Arthur include:
19 Jan 1943
British destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR) sank the Italian submarine Tritone (offsite link) (Cdr. Paolo Monechi / 26 dead.) near Bougie, Algeria in position 37°06'N, 05°22'E. The Italian submarine was on it's first war patrol. She had been commissioned on 10 October 1942.