Allied Warships

HMCS North Bay (K 339)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 339 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered2 Jan 1942 
Laid down29 Sep 1942 
Launched27 Apr 1943 
Commissioned25 Oct 1943 
End service5 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned 25 June 1945.
Sold into merchantile service in 1946 and became the Bahamian Kent County II.
Renamed Galloway Kent in 1950.
Renamed Bedford II in 1951. North Bay


Commands listed for HMCS North Bay (K 339)

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1T/Lt. Berkeley Hynes, RCNVR25 Sep 194323 Jan 1945
2T/Lt. Jack Whiles Radford, RCNR24 Jan 194518 Feb 1945
3A/Lt.Cdr. Alexander Craig Campbell, RCNVR19 Feb 19455 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving North Bay include:

23 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS North Bay (T/A/Lt.Cdr. B. Hynes, RCNVR), HMCS Atholl (T/Lt. W.G. Garden, RCNVR), HMS Bahamas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.S. Thomson, RNR) and HMS Somaliland (A/Lt.Cdr. K.B. Hopkins, DSC, RNVR). (1)

8 Mar 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Prescott (T/Lt. G.J. Mathewson, RCNVR) and HMCS North Bay (A/Lt.Cdr. A.C. Campbell, RCNVR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/19411
  2. ADM 173/20176

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

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