Allied Warships

HMCS Louisburg (ii) (K 401)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 401 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered2 Jan 1942 
Laid down11 Jan 1943 
Launched13 Jul 1943 
Commissioned13 Dec 1943 
End service25 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned 25 June 1945.
Sold to the Dominican republic in 1947, renamed Juan Aljandro Acosta and served until 1978.


Commands listed for HMCS Louisburg (ii) (K 401)

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1T/Lt. James Boulton Elmsley, RCNVR8 Nov 194310 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. Murray William Knowles, RCNVR11 Feb 194525 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Louisburg (ii) include:

12 May 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Smilax (Lt. A. Branson, RNR), HMS Wallflower (Lt. G.R. Greaves, RNR) and HMS Pink (Lt. W.K. Tadman, RNR) and HMCS Louisburg (T/Lt. J.B. Elmsley, RCNVR). (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/18528

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

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