Allied Warships

HMCS St. Lambert (K 343)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 343 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedApr 1942 
Laid down8 Jul 1943 
Launched6 Nov 1943 
Commissioned27 May 1944 
End service20 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 20 July 1945.
Sold in 1946 and became Panamanian Chrysi Hondroulis, Greek Loula 1955 until 1958.


Commands listed for HMCS St. Lambert (K 343)

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1T/Lt. Reginald Campion Hayden, RCNVR20 Mar 194426 Oct 1944
2T/Lt. William Douglas Haig Gardiner, RCNVR27 Oct 194424 Jun 1945
3T/A/Lt.Cdr. Andrew Paul Duke, RCNVR24 Jun 194520 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving St. Lambert include:

6 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Lambert (T/Lt. R.C. Hayden, RCNVR), HMCS Kentville (T/Lt. F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR), HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR) and HMCS Eastview (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR). (1)

9 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. K.E. Meredith, RCNVR), HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR), HMCS St. Lambert (T/Lt. R.C. Hayden, RCNVR) and HMCS Kentville (T/Lt. F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR). (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 199/1830

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

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