HMCS Baddeck (K 147)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||14 Aug 1940|
|Launched||20 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||18 May 1941|
|End service||4 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extendtion at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 15 november 1943.
Decommissioned 4 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Baddeck (K 147)
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|1||T/Lt. Alan Herbert Easton, RCNR||10 Apr 1941||5 Apr 1942|
|2||T/Lt. William Ernest Nicholson, RCNR||6 Apr 1942||20 Apr 1942|
|3||Lt. Lysson Gordon Cumming, RCNVR||21 Apr 1942||5 Oct 1942|
|4||T/Lt. John Brock, RCNVR||6 Oct 1942||17 Oct 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Grant Cullen Brown, RCNVR||18 Oct 1943||19 Apr 1944|
|6||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNR||20 Apr 1944||23 Jul 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Claude Lane Campbell, RCNVR||24 Jul 1944||14 Oct 1944|
|8||T/Lt. Douglas Horton Tozer, RCNVR||15 Oct 1944||4 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Baddeck include:
17 Oct 1941
The Norwegian merchant Barfonn is torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°58'N, 25°04'W by German U-boat U-432. The Canadian corvette HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. A.H. Easton, RCNR) later picks up 2 survivors.
19 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. G.C. Brown, RCNVR), HMCS Dunver (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR) and HMCS New Westminster (T/Lt. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR). (1)
- ADM 173/18472
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.