Allied Warships

HMCS Cobourg (K 333)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 333 
Built byMidland Shipyards Ltd. (Midland. Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down25 Nov 1942 
Launched14 Jul 1943 
Commissioned11 May 1944 
End service15 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned 15 June 1945.
Sold in merchantile service in 1947 and renamed Camco.
Became the Panamanian Puerto del Sol in 1956.
Puerto del Sol was burned and sunk in 1971.  

Commands listed for HMCS Cobourg (K 333)

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1T/Lt. Gordon Harold Johnson, RCNVR20 Mar 194415 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Cobourg include:

27 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR), HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN).

29 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Border Cities (Lt. B.P. Young, RCNR) HMCS Hepatica (T/Lt. J.A. Ferguson, RCNR), HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR). (1)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Peterborough (T/Lt. J.B. Raine, RCNR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 199/1830
  2. ADM 173/19411

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

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