Allied Warships

HMCS Antigonish (K 661)

Frigate of the River class


HMCS Antigonish as completed.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 661 
Built byYarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down2 Oct 1943 
Launched10 Feb 1944 
Commissioned4 Jul 1944 
End service30 Nov 1966 
History

Decommissioned on 2 May 1946.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 301 on 12 October 1957.
Decommissioned 30 November 1966.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Antigonish (K 661)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Raiffe Dillon Barrett, RCNR15 Jun 19444 May 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Alexander Dunn, RCNVR5 May 194522 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Antigonish include:


30 Mar 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises off Loch Alsh during which HMS Uproar (Lt. J.N. Devlin, DSC, RN) served as the target.

These attack exercises were followed by A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)

1 Apr 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises off Loch Alsh during which HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN) served as the target. During these exercises HMS Philante was escorted by HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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