Allied Warships

HMCS Peterborough (K 342)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 342 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down14 Sep 1943 
Launched15 Jan 1944 
Commissioned1 Jun 1944 
End service19 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 19 July 1945.
Sold to the Dominican Republic in 1947 and served as Gerardo Jansen until 1972.  

Commands listed for HMCS Peterborough (K 342)

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1T/Lt. John Buxton Raine, RCNR20 Mar 194419 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Peterborough include:

31 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR), HMCS Peterborough (T/Lt. J.B. Raine, RCNR), HMS Frolic (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Wilkie, RNR) and HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR). (1)

18 Nov 1944
HMS Virulent (Lt. S.J. Fovargue, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Peterborough (T/Lt. J.B. Raine, RCNR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 199/1830
  2. ADM 173/19411

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

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