Allied Warships

HMCS Monnow (K 441)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 441 
Built byCharles Hill & Sons Ltd. (Bristol, U.K.) : Bellis & Morcom 
Ordered26 Dec 1942 
Laid down28 Sep 1943 
Launched4 Dec 1943 
Commissioned3 Aug 1944 
End service11 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 11 June 1945.
Bought by Royal Danish navy and renamed Holger Danske.
Scrapped in 1960 at Odense, Denmark.

Former nameHMS Monnow

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Notable events involving Monnow include:

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Alvie (T/Lt.Cdr. Ernest George Old, RCNR). (1)

27 Mar 1945
After acceptance trials, HMS Amphion (Cdr. R.H. Dewhurst, DSO, RN) departed her builders yard at Barrow for Holy Loch. She was escorted by HMCS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR). (2)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/20257
  2. ADM 173/19462

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

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