Allied Warships

HMCS Forrest Hill (K 486)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class


Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-6270

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 486 
Built byFerguson Bros. Ltd. (Port Glasgow, Scotland) 
Ordered22 Jul 1942 
Laid down5 Feb 1943 
Launched30 Aug 1943 
Commissioned1 Dec 1943 
End service9 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 9 July 1945.  

Former nameHMS Ceanothos

Commands listed for HMCS Forrest Hill (K 486)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Ernest Usher Jones, RCNVR1 Dec 194317 Sep 1944
2T/Lt. Frederick Rous Brebner, RCNVR18 Sep 19449 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Forrest Hill include:


12 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Violet (Lt. C.N. Stewart, RNR). (1)

13 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Kittern (A/Skr.Lt. C.A. Johnson, RNR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (1)

14 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis, HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR) and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (1)

15 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with RHS Tompazis and HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (1)

18 Jan 1944
HMS Varangian (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Gillstone (T/Lt. G. Hibbs, DSC, RNVR). (1)

8 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR), HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR), an unidentified vessel (we are unable to read the name in the log of HrMs O 9) and HMCS La Malbaie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR). (2)

12 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Bittersweet (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMCS La Malbaie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR), HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (T/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Easton, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (2)

13 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR), HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMCS La Malbaie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR), HMCS Long Branch (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.B. Taylor, RCNR) and HMS Keats (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, RNR). (2)

16 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. R.L.B. Hunter, RCNVR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. F.R. Brebner, RCNVR). (3)

19 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. F.R. Brebner, RCNVR). (3)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19346
  2. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  3. ADM 173/20139

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


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