Allied Warships

HMCS Kokanee (K 419)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 419 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down25 Aug 1943 
Launched27 Nov 1943 
Commissioned6 Jun 1944 
End service21 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 21 December 1945.
Became the Indian Bengal in 1950.


Commands listed for HMCS Kokanee (K 419)

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1Lt.Cdr. Jordan Hamilton Marshall, RCNVR10 May 194414 Dec 1944
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. Francis William Tindall Lucas, RCNVR15 Dec 194431 Jan 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Walter Juchereau Kingsmill, RCNVR1 Feb 194514 Mar 1945
4T/Lt.Cdr. Francis William Tindall Lucas, RCNVR15 Mar 194519 Aug 1945

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Notable events involving Kokanee include:

25 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Beacon Hill (T/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, RCNVR) and HMCS Kokanee (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Marshall, RCNVR). (1)

2 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted night A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Kokanee (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Marshall, RCNVR), HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR) and HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.N. Smillie, RCNVR). (2)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 199/1830
  2. ADM 173/19365

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

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