Allied Warships

HMCS Owen Sound (K 340)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 340 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered2 Jan 1942 
Laid down11 Nov 1942 
Launched15 Jun 1943 
Commissioned17 Nov 1943 
End service19 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 19 July 1945.
Sold and became the Greek Cadio from 1945 until 1968.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Owen Sound (K 340)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Skr.Lt. John Manuel Watson, RCNR1 Nov 194313 Apr 1945
2T/Lt. Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR14 Apr 194519 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Owen Sound include:


10 Mar 1944
German U-boat U-845 was sunk in the North Atlantic, in position 48°20'N, 20°33'W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Forester, the Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Laurent, the Canadian corvette HMCS Owen Sound and the Canadian frigate HMCS Swansea.

5 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Pride (T/Lt. D.O. Humphreys, DSC, RNVR), HMS Northern Sun (T/Lt. S.G. Fowler, RNR), HMS Northern Reward (T/Lt. J. Mackenzie, RNR), HMCS Regina (T/Lt. J.W. Radford, RCNR), HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR) and one other vessel [unable to read the name in the log of HMS H 28]. (1)

7 Apr 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Stormont (T/Skr.Lt. G.A. Myra, RCNR), HMCS Matane (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, DSO, RN), HMCS Swansea (A/Cdr. C.A. King, DSO, DSC, RCNR) and HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR). (2)

8 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Matane (Lt.Cdr. A.F.C. Layard, DSO, RN), HMCS Swansea (A/Cdr. C.A. King, DSO, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Stormont (T/Skr.Lt. G.A. Myra, RCNR), HMCS Owen Sound (T/Skr.Lt. J.M. Watson, RCNR) and HMS Abelia (A/Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR). (3)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18472
  2. ADM 173/18527
  3. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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