Allied Warships

HMCS Springhill (K 323)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 323 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down5 May 1943 
Launched7 Sep 1943 
Commissioned21 Mar 1944 
End service1 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 1 December 1945.


Commands listed for HMCS Springhill (K 323)

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1Lt.Cdr. William Charles Halliday, RCNR9 Feb 194423 Apr 1945
2T/Lt.Cdr. John Harding, RCNR24 Apr 19451 Dec 1945

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Notable events involving Springhill include:

26 Jun 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Springhill (Lt.Cdr. W.C. Halliday, RCNR) and HMCS Toronto (T/Lt.Cdr. H.K. Hill, RCNVR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 199/1830

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

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