Allied Warships

HMCS Lanark (K 669)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 669 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down25 Sep 1943 
Launched10 Dec 1943 
Commissioned6 Jul 1944 
End service19 Mar 1965 

Decommissioned 24 October 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 321 on 15 April 1956.
Decommissioned 19 March 1965.


Commands listed for HMCS Lanark (K 669)

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1Lt.Cdr. John Fitzwilliam Stairs, RCNVR12 May 19445 Apr 1945
2A/Cdr. Bernard Dodds Leitch Johnson, RCNR6 Apr 19459 May 1945
3Lt.Cdr. John Fitzwilliam Stairs, RCNVR10 May 1945Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Lanark include:

9 Sep 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lanark (Lt.Cdr. J.F. Stairs, RCNVR) and HMCS Battleford (T/Lt. P.A. Langlois, RCNVR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 199/1830

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

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