Allied Warships

HMCS New Liskeard (J 397)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

New Liskeard as completed.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 397 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered25 Nov 1942 
Laid down7 Aug 1943 
Launched31 Jan 1944 
Commissioned21 Nov 1944 
End service 1969 

Decommissioned 4 August 1946.
Became a training ship in 1948.
Became a oceanographic observation ship in 1948.
Decommissioned in 1969 and sold for scrap.


Commands listed for HMCS New Liskeard (J 397)

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1T/Lt. William Martin Grand, RCNVR1 Nov 19447 Jan 1946

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Notable events involving New Liskeard include:

26 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS New Liskeard (T/Lt. W.M. Grand, RCNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/20176

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

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