Allied Warships

HMCS Bowmanville (K 493)

Corvette of the Castle class

Photo from Imperial War Museum (IWM), FL-2722

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 493 
Built byWilliam Pickersgill & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland. U.K.) 
Ordered23 Jan 1943 
Laid down12 Aug 1943 
Launched26 Jan 1944 
Commissioned28 Sep 1944 
End service15 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned on 15 February 1946.
Sold into mercantile service in 1947 being renamed Ta Shun.

This ship was named after the town of Bowmanville, Ontario.
Today the bell from HMCS Bowmanville is displayed in the club room of the Royal Canadian Legion at Bowmanville.  

Former nameHMS Nunney Castle

Commands listed for HMCS Bowmanville (K 493)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Mortimer Smith Duffus, RCNVR15 Sep 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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