Allied Warships

HMCS Kirkland Lake (K 337)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 337 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down16 Nov 1943 
Launched27 Apr 1944 
Commissioned21 Aug 1944 
End service14 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned 14 December 1945.


Commands listed for HMCS Kirkland Lake (K 337)

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1T/Lt. James Arthur Tullis, RCNR1 Aug 194413 Nov 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Norman Vincent Clark, OBE, RCNR14 Nov 19442 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Kirkland Lake include:

3 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Sea Cliff (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Harrington, RCNVR), HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR), HMCS Rockcliffe (T/Lt. J.E. Heward, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/19287

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

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