Allied Warships

HMCS Riviere du Loup (K 357)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 357 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered2 Jan 1942 
Laid down5 Jan 1943 
Launched2 Jul 1943 
Commissioned21 Nov 1943 
End service2 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 2 July 1945.
Sold to the Dominican Republic in 1947 and renamed Juan Bautista Maggiolo and served until 1972.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Riviere du Loup (K 357)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Raymond Nelson Smillie, RCNVR21 Nov 19438 Jan 1945
2T/Lt.Cdr. Frederick Robb Naftel, RCNVR9 Jan 194525 Jan 1945
3T/Lt. Richard Dale Weldon, RCNVR26 Jan 19452 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Riviere du Loup include:


10 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.D. Weldon, RCNVR) and HMCS Stellarton (T/Lt. M.G. McCarthy, RCNVR). (1)

11 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.D. Weldon, RCNVR), HMCS Stellarton (T/Lt. M.G. McCarthy, RCNVR), HMCS Orkney (Cdr. J.M. Rowland, DSO, RN) and HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, DSC and Bar, RANVR). (1)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20127

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


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