Allied Warships

HMCS La Hulloise (K 668)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 668 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down10 Aug 1943 
Launched29 Oct 1943 
Commissioned20 May 1944 
End service16 Jul 1965 

Decommissioned 6 December 1945.
Recommissioned after the war, basically in WWII configuration but with the after mount removed and a chart or training room fitted for UNTD Training.
Decommissioned for conversion to Prestonian class in February 1953.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 305 on 9 October 1957.
Decommissioned 16 July 1965.


Commands listed for HMCS La Hulloise (K 668)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Brock, RCNVR10 Apr 194416 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving La Hulloise include:

23 Nov 1944
HMS H 50 (Lt. W.T.J. Fox, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Orkney (A/Lt.Cdr. Victor Browne, RCNR). (1)

7 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-1302 was sunk in St George?s Channel, in position 52°19'N, 05°23'W, by depth charges / hedgehog from the Canadian frigates HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR), HMCS Strathadam (A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Thedford Mines (Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR).

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/18534

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

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