HMCS Agassiz (K 129)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||29 Apr 1940|
|Launched||15 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||23 Jan 1941|
|End service||14 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 4 March 1944.
Commands listed for HMCS Agassiz (K 129)
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|1||Lt. Bernard Dodds Leitch Johnson, RCNR||23 Jan 1941||14 Mar 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Edward Middlemas More, RCNR||15 Mar 1943||14 Mar 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Freeman Elkin Burrows, RCNVR||14 Mar 1944||9 Jan 1945|
|4||Lt. John Patrick Jarvis, RCNVR||9 Jan 1945||14 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Agassiz include:
18 Jun 1942
HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) picks up 51 survivors from the American merchant Seattle Spirit that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-124 in the North Atlantic in position 50°24'N, 42°37'W.
3 Aug 1942
The British merchant Lochkatrine is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 east of Cape Race in position 45°52'N, 46°44'W. The Canadian destroyer HMCS Hamilton (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) together pick up 81 survivors.
17 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR), HMCS Sackville (T/Lt. A.H. Easton, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN). (1)
5 Jan 1943
HMCS Agassiz (Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) commenced a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
23 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (2)
9 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR), HMS Saladin (Lt. A.A. Diggens, DSC, RN), HMS Forester (Lt.Cdr. J.A. Burnett, DSC, RN) and ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. S. Biskupski). (4)
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17925
- ADM 173/17926
- ADM 173/17786
- ADM 173/20140
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.