Allied Warships

HMCS Annan (ii) (K 404)

Frigate of the River class

HMCS Annan as completed.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 404 
Built byHall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) : Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.) 
Ordered26 Dec 1942 
Laid down6 Oct 1943 
Launched29 Dec 1943 
Commissioned13 Jun 1944 
End service20 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 20 June 1945.
Bought by Royal Danish Navy on 27 november 1945 and renamed Niels Ebbesen.
Scrapped 1963 at Odense, Denmark.

Former nameHMS Annan (ii)

Commands listed for HMCS Annan (ii) (K 404)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Patrick Balfry, RCNR11 Mar 194426 May 1945

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Notable events involving Annan (ii) include:

16 Oct 1944
German U-boat U-1006 was sunk south-west of Faeroes, in position 60°59'N, 04°49'W, by depth charges from the Canadian frigate HMCS Annan (A/Lt.Cdr C.P. Balfry, RCNR).

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

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