Allied Warships

HMCS Wentworth (K 331)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 331 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down11 Nov 1942 
Launched6 Mar 1943 
Commissioned7 Dec 1943 
End service10 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 10 October 1945.


Commands listed for HMCS Wentworth (K 331)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Stanley Warren Howell, RCNR25 Oct 19434 Jul 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR5 Jul 194415 Jan 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Boyd Graham, RCNVR16 Jan 1945early 1945
4T/Lt. Lorne Davis Clark, RCNVRearly 1945

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Notable events involving Wentworth include:

25 Jan 1944
HMCS Wentworth (T/Lt.Cdr. S.W. Howell, RCNR) arrived at Halifax, Nova Scotia from Esquimalt, British Columbia.

25 Jul 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Wentworth (T/Lt.Cdr. R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR) and HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.C. Hatch, RCNVR). (1)

22 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Petrolia (T/Lt. P.W. Spragge, RCNVR) and HMCS Wentworth (T/Lt.Cdr. R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR). (2)

2 Jan 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Wentworth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.B. Graham, RCNVR). (3)

7 Mar 1945
HMCS Wentworth (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.B. Graham, RCNVR) arrived at Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada for a refit.

Media links

Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/19411
  3. ADM 173/18861

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

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