HMCS Owen Sound (K 340)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||2 Jan 1942|
|Laid down||11 Nov 1942|
|Launched||15 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||17 Nov 1943|
|End service||19 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 19 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Owen Sound (K 340)
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|1||T/Skr.Lt. John Manuel Watson, RCNR||1 Nov 1943||13 Apr 1945|
|2||T/Lt. Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR||14 Apr 1945||19 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)
- ADM 173/18472
- ADM 173/18527
- 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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