Allied Warships

HMCS St. Therese (K 366)

Frigate of the River class


HMCS St. Therese as completed (Photograph with thanks to Mr. E. Cox who served on this ship during the war)

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 366 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down18 May 1943 
Launched16 Oct 1943 
Commissioned28 May 1944 
End service30 Jan 1967 
History

Decommissioned on 2 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class ocean escort vessel on 21 January 1955 with penant number 309.
Decommissioned for the final time on 30 January 1967.
Ste. Therese ended her career as a private yacht on the west coast.

 

Commands listed for HMCS St. Therese (K 366)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Cdr. James Evelyn Mitchell, RCNVR28 May 194422 Aug 1945
2T/Lt. Bertrand John Jackson, RCNVR23 Aug 194522 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving St. Therese include:


23 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR) and HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (1)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Trusty (Lt. J.P. Fyfe, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with HMCS Orkney (A/Lt.Cdr. V. Browne, RCNR) and HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR). (2)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19423
  2. ADM 173/20037

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


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