Allied Warships

HMCS Camrose (K 154)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 154 
Built byMarine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down17 Sep 1940 
Launched16 Nov 1940 
Commissioned30 Jun 1941 
End service22 Jul 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 15 october 1943.

Took part in operations Torch and Neptune.

Decommissioned 22 July 1945.
Scrapped in Canada.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Camrose (K 154)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Louis Raymond Pavillard, RCNR12 Apr 19417 Nov 1944
2T/Lt. James Barrett Lamb, RCNVR25 Nov 194422 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Camrose include:


7 Feb 1943
HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) picks up 72 survivors from the British merchant Empire Banner that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-77 west of Algiers in position 36°48'N, 01°32'E.

HMCS Camrose also picks up 59 survivors from the British merchant Empire Webster that was also torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-77 west of Algiers in position 36°47'N, 01°37'E.

12 Apr 1943
The Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) together pick up 28 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ingerfire that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day about 400 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 51°29'N, 42°59'W.

8 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-757 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°33'N, 18°03'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, RNZNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (A/T/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR).

28 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR). (1)

29 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), a href=/allies/warships/ship/807.html>HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (2)

10 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR) and aircraft. (3)

18 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMS Watchman (Lt. C.E. Sheen, DSC, RN).

13 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. G.A. Powell, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR). (4)

20 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trail (T/Lt. D.J. Lawson, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR). (4)

24 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trail (T/Lt. D.J. Lawson, RCNVR) and HMCS Camrose (T/Lt. J.B. Lamb, RCNVR). (4)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18492
  2. ADM 173/18513
  3. ADM 173/18493
  4. ADM 173/19287

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


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