Allied Warships

HMCS Huron (G 24)

Destroyer of the Tribal class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassTribal 
PennantG 24 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons 
Ordered5 Apr 1940 
Laid down15 Jul 1941 
Launched25 Jun 1942 
Commissioned19 Jul 1943 
End service30 Apr 1963 
History

Pennant numbers: G24 June 1943 - December 1949; DDE216 January 1950 - August 1965

Decommissioned 30 April 1963.
Sold for scrap in 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Huron (G 24)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt.Cdr. Herbert Sharples Rayner, DSC, RCN19 Jul 194322 Sep 1944
2Lt.Cdr. Harold Victor William Groos, RCN23 Sep 194424 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Huron include:


13 Nov 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Onslaught (Cdr. W.H. Selby, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN), HMS Obedient (Lt.Cdr. H. Unwin, DSC and Bar, RN) and HMS Hussar (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Biggs, DSO, DSC, RN). (1)

27 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with HMS Tartar (Cdr. St. J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (2)

29 Feb 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with HMS Tartar (Cdr. St. J.R.J. Tyrwhitt, DSC, RN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (2)

1 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth together with with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Athabascan (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN). (3)

3 Mar 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Plymouth with ML 159 (T/Lt. B.D. Gerrans, RNVR), ML 183 (T/Lt. A.J. Wright, RNVR) and ML 184 (T/Lt. R.W.A. Winter, RNVR) and later with HMS Melbreak (Lt. G.E.C.G. Baines, RN) and HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.S. Rayner, DSC, RCN). (3)

9 Apr 1945
HMS Scorcher (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow with HMCS Huron (Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMS Zodiac (Lt.Cdr. H.R. Rycroft, DSC, RN). (4)

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Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/19216
  3. ADM 173/19217
  4. ADM 173/19572

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


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