Allied Warships

HMCS Wallaceburg (J 336)

Minesweeper of the Algerine class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassAlgerine 
PennantJ 336 
ModReciprocating engined 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered12 Dec 1941 
Laid down6 Jul 1942 
Launched17 Dec 1942 
Commissioned18 Nov 1943 
End service 1957 
History

Decommissioned 7 October 1946.
Served as a training ship with penant number 172 from 1950 untill 1957.
Sold to Belgium in 1959 and served as Georges Lecointe untill 1969.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Wallaceburg (J 336)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Robb Naftel, RCNVR19 Oct 19432 May 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil, OBE, RCNR3 May 19449 Jan 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Freeman Elkin Burrows, RCNVR10 Jan 194521 May 1945

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Notable events involving Wallaceburg include:


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)

20 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). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20176

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


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