Allied Warships

HMCS Charlottetown (ii) (K 244)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 244 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down26 Jan 1943 
Launched16 Sep 1943 
Commissioned28 Apr 1944 
End service25 Mar 1947 
History

Decommissioned 25 March 1947.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Charlottetown (ii) (K 244)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Harding, RCNR20 Mar 194423 Apr 1945
2A/Cdr. William Charles Halliday, RCNR24 Apr 19455 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Charlottetown (ii) include:


30 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises off Loch Alsh during which HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) served as the target.

These attack exercises were followed by A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)

1 Apr 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises off Loch Alsh during which HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN) served as the target. During these exercises HMS Philante was escorted by HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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