Allied Warships

HMCS Teme (K 458)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 458 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered15 Jul 1942 
Laid down25 May 1943 
Launched11 Nov 1943 
Commissioned28 Feb 1944 
End service4 May 1945 
History

HMCS Teme (T/Lt Dennis Pearce Harvey, RCNVR) was torpedoed and damaged by the German submarine U-315 on 29 March 1945 off Lands End, in postion 50º07'N, 05º45'W, and declared a Constructive Total Loss (CTL).

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 4 May 1945.
Sold to be broken up for scrap 8 December 1945.

 

Hit by U-boat
A total loss on 29 Mar 1945 by U-315 (Zoller).

U-boat AttackSee our U-boat attack entry for the HMCS Teme
Former nameHMS Teme

Commands listed for HMCS Teme (K 458)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. Douglas George Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR23 Feb 194420 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. Dennis Pearce Harvey, RCNVR21 Feb 19453 May 1945

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Notable events involving Teme include:


20 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Knaresborough Castle (Lt. J.R. Freeman, RNR), HMS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSC, RD, RCNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Lapwing (Cdr.(Retd.) E.C. Hulton, RN). (1)

21 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), HMS Highlander (Cdr. D.A. Rayner, DSC, RNVR) and La Surprise. (1)

27 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), La Surprise, HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR). (1)

28 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR), HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR) and HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR). (1)

29 Apr 1944
HMS United (Lt. N.R. Wood, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMS Tintagel Castle (Lt. R. Atkinson, DSC and Bar, RNR), HMS Loch Fada (Lt.Cdr. B.A. Rogers, RD, RNR) and HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR). (1)

22 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Katrine (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Cherry, RNR) and HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR). (2)

24 Jan 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR) and HMS Courier (A/Cdr. H.J.A.S. Jerome, DSO, RN). (2)

31 Jan 1945
HMS Vulpine (T/Lt. P.S. Thirsk, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Teme (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, MBE, RCNR) and HMS Godetia (Lt. R.H. Nossiter, DSC, RANVR). (3)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19218
  2. ADM 173/20187
  3. ADM 173/20360

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


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