HMCS Nene (K 270)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||20 Jun 1942|
|Launched||9 Dec 1942|
|Commissioned||4 Jun 1944|
|End service||11 Jun 1945|
Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 11 June 1945.
|Former name||HMS Nene|
Commands listed for HMCS Nene (K 270)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric Rigby Shaw, RCNR||28 Mar 1944||11 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Nene include:
14 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR), HMCS Asbestos (T/Lt. J. Cuthbert, RCNR), HMCS Barrie (T/Lt. W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR) and HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR). (1)
17 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Runnymede (Lt. R.C. Chenoweth, RCNVR), HMCS Joliette (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Cobalt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Wallace, RCNVR). (1)
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). (2)
6 Apr 1945
HMCS Nene (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) picks up 264 survivors from the British troop transport Cuba that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1195 south-east of the Isle of Wight in position 50°36'N, 00°58'W.
- ADM 199/1830
- ADM 173/20257
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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