Allied Warships

HMCS Burlington (J 250)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 250 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byDufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down4 Jul 1940 
Launched23 Nov 1940 
Commissioned6 Sep 1941 
End service30 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 30 October 1945.
Sold in 1946.


Commands listed for HMCS Burlington (J 250)

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1Cdr. (retired) William John Fricker, RN6 Sep 19411 May 1942
2T/Lt. Matthew Russell, RCNR2 May 194222 Nov 1943
3T/Lt. John Mackenzie Richardson, RCNVR23 Nov 194322 Jan 1944
4T/Lt. James Wake Golby, DSC, RCNVR23 Jan 19446 Feb 1944
5T/Lt. John Mackenzie Richardson, RCNVR7 Feb 1944late 1944
6T/Lt. Gordon Folkins Bayne, RCNVRlate 19442 Jan 1945
7K J Clark, RCNVR3 Jan 19454 Sep 1945
8Skr.Lt. Joseph Eudore Napoleon Vezina, RCNR5 Sep 194530 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Burlington include:

15 Apr 1942
HMCS Burlington (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Fricker, RCN) scuttles the wreck of the Dutch tanker Ocana with gunfire south-east of Nova Scotia in position 42°23'30N, 64°42'W. The tanker had been torpedoed by the German U-boat U-552 in position 42°36'N, 64°30'W on 25 March.

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