HMCS Grou (K 518)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||1 May 1943|
|Launched||7 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||4 Dec 1943|
|End service||25 Feb 1946|
Decommissioned 25 February 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Grou (K 518)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Howard Geoffrey Dupont, RCNR||8 Nov 1943||8 Aug 1945|
|2||A/Cdr. Bernard Dodds Leitch Johnson, RCNR||9 Aug 1945||14 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Grou include:
9 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Grou (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dupont, RCNR), HMCS Annan (T/A/Lt.Cdr C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMS Byard (A/Lt.Cdr. J.I. Jones, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)
4 Mar 1945
HMCS Grou (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dupont, RCNR) begins a refit at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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