HMCS Prince Rupert (K 324)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Yarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Laid down||1 Aug 1942|
|Launched||3 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||30 Aug 1943|
|End service||15 Jan 1946|
Decommissioned 15 January 1946.
Reported sunk as a breakwater at Royston, British Columbia. Some of the ship is still visible.
Commands listed for HMCS Prince Rupert (K 324)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Robert William Draney, RCNR||15 Jul 1943||24 Sep 1945|
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Notable events involving Prince Rupert include:
8 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN), HMCS Bittersweet (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) and HMCS Outremont (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, DSO, RCNR). (1)
13 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-575 was sunk in the north Atlantic north of the Azores, in position 46°18'N, 27°34'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Prince Rupert, the US destroyer USS Hobson the US destroyer escort USS Haverfield and by depth charges from a British Wellington and Fortress aircraft (Sqdn. 172/B and 206/R and 220/J) and Avenger aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Bogue.
- ADM 173/18493
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.