HMCS Saint John (K 456)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||28 May 1943|
|Launched||25 Aug 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Dec 1943|
|End service||27 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 27 November 1945.
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Commands listed for HMCS Saint John (K 456)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR||13 Dec 1943||20 Feb 1944|
|2||A/Lt.Cdr. William Roland Stacey, RCNR||21 Feb 1944||18 Feb 1945|
|3||T/Lt. Charles George McIntosh, RCNR||19 Feb 1945||1 Apr 1945|
|4||Lt.Cdr. William Roland Stacey, DSC, RCNR||2 Apr 1945||19 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Saint John include:
19 May 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) arrived at Lough Foyle.
Later the same day A/S exercises were carried out together with HMCS Port Colborne (T/Lt.Cdr. C.J. Angus, RCNR), HMCS Saint John (A/Lt.Cdr. W.R. Stacey, RCNR) and another vessel of the Royal Canadian Navy. (1)
1 Sep 1944
German U-boat U-247 was sunk in the Channel about 11 nautical miles south-east of Lands End, in position 49°54'N, 05°49'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigates HMCS Saint John (A/Lt.Cdr. W.R. Stacey, RCNR) and HMCS Swansea (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, DSO, RN).
16 Feb 1945
German U-boat U-309 was sunk in the North Sea east of the Moray Firth, in position 58°09'N, 02°23'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Saint John (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Stacey, RCNR)
27 Feb 1945
HMCS Saint John (Lt. C.G. McIntosh, RCNR) arrived at Cardiff, U.K. to begin a refit.
- ADM 173/19219
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.