Allied Warships

HMCS Carlplace (K 664)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 664 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down30 Nov 1943 
Launched6 Jul 1944 
Commissioned13 Dec 1944 
End service13 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned 13 November 1945.
Sold to the Dominican Republic and renamed Presidente Trujillo.  

Commands listed for HMCS Carlplace (K 664)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Charles Edmund Wright, RCNVR8 Nov 194413 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Carlplace include:


5 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Dunver (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Davenport, RCNR), HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR), HMCS Kenora (T/Lt. R.M. Meredith, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (T/Lt. G.J. Mathewson, RCNVR). (1)

12 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Wallaceburg (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.E. Burrows, RCNVR) and HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (1)

5 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed New London for Holy Loch. She was escorted by the Canadian frigate HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR).

For the daily positions of HMS Sportsman during this passage see the map below.


HMS Sportsman passage New London - Holy Loch click here for bigger map (2)

15 Apr 1945
HMS Sportsman (Lt. P.L. Langley-Smith, RN) departed Horta, Azores and continued her passage still escorted by HMCS Carlplace (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (2)

Media links


Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20176
  2. ADM 199/1842

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


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