HMCS Annan (ii) (K 404)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Hall, Russell & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen, Scotland) : Thornycroft (Southampton, U.K.)|
|Ordered||26 Dec 1942|
|Laid down||6 Oct 1943|
|Launched||29 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||13 Jun 1944|
|End service||20 Jun 1945|
Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 20 June 1945.
|Former name||HMS Annan (ii)|
Commands listed for HMCS Annan (ii) (K 404)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Patrick Balfry, RCNR||11 Mar 1944||26 May 1945|
|2||J H Corbett, RCNVR||27 May 1945||20 Jun 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).
9 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Grou (Lt.Cdr. H.G. Dupont, RCNR), HMCS Annan (T/A/Lt.Cdr C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMS Byard (A/Lt.Cdr. J.I. Jones, DSO, DSC, RNR), HMS Calder (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E. Playne, DSC, RNVR) and HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN). (1)
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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