Allied Warships

HMCS Giffard (K 402)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 402 
Built byAlexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland) 
Ordered2 Feb 1942 
Laid down30 Nov 1942 
Launched19 Jun 1943 
Commissioned10 Nov 1943 
End service5 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned on 5 July 1945. Scrapped in Canada in October 1952.

Former nameHMS Buddleia

Commands listed for HMCS Giffard (K 402)

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1T/Lt. Charles Petersen, RCNR30 Oct 19439 May 1944
2T/Lt. George Henry Matheson, RCNR10 May 19445 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Giffard include:

7 May 1944
HMCS Giffard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Petersen, RCNR) picks up 43 survivors from HMCS Valleyfield that was torpedoed and sunk about 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 46°03'N, 52°24'W by German U-boat U-548. 5 of the survivors later died of exposure.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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