Allied Warships

HMCS Smiths Falls (K 345)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 345 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down21 Jan 1944 
Launched19 Aug 1944 
Commissioned28 Nov 1944 
End service8 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 8 July 1945.
Sold into merchantile service as Honduran Olympic Lightning 1950, Japanese Otori Maru No. 16 1956, Kyo Maru No. 23 1961 until 1978.  

Commands listed for HMCS Smiths Falls (K 345)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Philip Taber Byers, RCNR25 Oct 19448 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Smiths Falls include:


24 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR) and HMCS Portage (T/Lt.Cdr. G.M. Kaizer, RCNR). (1)

25 Feb 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR) and HMCS Stratford (T/Lt. R.G. Magnussen, RCNVR). (1)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20175

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


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