Allied Warships

HMCS Cape Breton (K 350)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 350 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down5 May 1942 
Launched24 Nov 1942 
Commissioned25 Oct 1943 
End service26 Jan 1946 
History

Decommissioned 26 January 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Cape Breton (K 350)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. Alexander McAllister McLarnon, RCNR25 Oct 19434 Jan 1945
2Lt. John Cryspo Leckie Annesley, RCN5 Jan 1945

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Notable events involving Cape Breton include:


16 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Cape Breton (T/Lt.Cdr. A.M. McLarnon, RCNR) and HMCS Outremont (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, DSO, RCNR). (1)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Cape Breton (Lt. J.C.L. Annesley, RCN). (2)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Lachine (T/Lt. F.M. Travers, RCNVR) and HMCS Cape Breton (Lt. J.C.L. Annesley, RCN). (3)

26 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Cape Breton (Lt. J.C.L. Annesley, RCN). (3)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/20177
  3. ADM 173/20139

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.


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