HMCS Orkney (K 448)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Yarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Laid down||19 May 1943|
|Launched||18 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||18 Apr 1944|
|End service||22 Jan 1946|
Decommissioned 22 January 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Orkney (K 448)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Victor Browne, RCNR||18 Apr 1944||20 Mar 1945|
|2||Cdr. James Marjoribanks Rowland, DSO, RN||29 Mar 1945||???|
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Notable events involving Orkney include:
Photograph taken by Charles James Sadler, RCNVR. First Class Stoker, Official number V-4963.
13 Feb 1945
HMCS Orkney (A/Lt.Cdr. V. Browne, RCNVR) collided with the merchant Blairnevis in the Irish Sea . The Blairnevis was grounded and eventually became a total loss. HMCS Orkney was under repair until April.
11 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.D. Weldon, RCNVR), HMCS Stellarton (T/Lt. M.G. McCarthy, RCNVR), HMCS Orkney (Cdr. J.M. Rowland, DSO, RN) and HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, DSC and Bar, RANVR). (4)
- ADM 173/19423
- ADM 173/18534
- ADM 173/20037
- ADM 173/20127
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.