Allied Warships

HMCS Buckingham (K 685)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 685 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down11 Nov 1943 
Launched28 Apr 1944 
Commissioned2 Nov 1944 
End service23 Mar 1965 
History

Decommissioned 16 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 314 on 25 June 1954.
Decommissioned 23 March 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Buckingham (K 685)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Matthew Howard Wallace, RCNROct 19447 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Buckingham include:


29 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Buckingham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) and HMCS Strathadam (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR). (1)

3 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Buckingham (T/A/Lt.Cdr. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) and HMCS Strathadam (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR). (2)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19287
  2. ADM 173/20174

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


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