Allied Warships

HMCS Qu'appelle (H 69)

Destroyer of the F class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeDestroyer
ClassF 
PennantH 69 
Built byJohn Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland) 
Ordered17 Mar 1933 
Laid down15 Aug 1933 
Launched12 Oct 1934 
Commissioned8 Feb 1944 
End service27 May 1946 
History

Former Royal Navy destroyer HMS Foxhound transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on 8 February 1944.
Decommissioned 27 May 1946.

 
Former nameHMS Foxhound

Commands listed for HMCS Qu'appelle (H 69)

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CommanderFromTo
1Cdr. Dickson Carlile Wallace, DSC, RCNR8 Feb 194419 Apr 1944
2Cdr. Alec Murray McKillop, RN20 Apr 194411 Jul 1944
3Cdr. John Dudley Birch, DSC, RD, RNR12 Jul 19449 Sep 1944
4T/Cdr. James Douglas Prentice, DSO, RCN10 Sep 19444 Dec 1944
5Cdr. (retired) Edgar Lorne Armstrong, RCN5 Dec 19446 Jan 1945
6Cdr. Edgar George Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR7 Jan 19452 Apr 1945
7T/Lt.Cdr. Ian Angus, RCNVR3 Apr 194521 Jun 1945
8T/A/Lt.Cdr. Wilfred Davenport, RCNR22 Jun 19459 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Qu'appelle include:


2 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR), HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR) and HMS Wye (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Powys-Smith, RNR). (1)

3 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR), HMS Lightfoot (Lt.Cdr. T.M. Williams, RNR) and HMS Longa (T/Lt. H.E. Smith, SANF(V)). (1)

4 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR), HMS Longa (T/Lt. H.E. Smith, SANF(V)) and HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR). (1)

6 Mar 1944
HMS Uther (Lt. A.A. Catlow, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Dumbarton Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.F. Broadhead, RNR), HMS Rushen Castle (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR), HMS Lochy (Lt.Cdr. W.J.P. Roberts, RNR) and HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. D.C. Wallace, DSC, RCNR). (1)

9 May 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Saskatchewan (T/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Easton, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Skeena (A/Lt.Cdr. P.F.X. Russell, RCN) and HMCS Qa'Appelle (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN). (2)

Media links


Destroyers of World War Two

Whitley, M. J.

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19326
  2. ADM 173/18528

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


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