Allied Warships

HMCS Chicoutimi (K 156)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 156 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered20 Jan 1940 
Laid down5 Jul 1940 
Launched16 Oct 1940 
Commissioned12 May 1941 
End service16 Jun 1945 
History

HMCS Chicoutimi never had her fo'c's'le extended.

Decommissioned 16 June 1945.
Broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, Cananda in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Chicoutimi (K 156)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. William Black, RCNR12 May 194110 May 1942
2T/Lt. Howard Geoffrey Dupont, RCNR11 May 194215 Feb 1943
3Lt.Cdr. John Fitzwilliam Stairs, RCNVR16 Feb 19437 May 1944
4T/Lt. Fergus Cross, RCNR8 May 19443 Sep 1944
5T/Lt. Avard Earle Giffin, RCNVR4 Sep 194416 Nov 1944
6Skr.Lt. Clyde Courtenay Clattenburg, RCNR17 Nov 194426 Nov 1944
7T/Lt. Avard Earle Giffin, RCNVR27 Nov 194414 Apr 1945
8T/Lt. Ronald Alexander Wyllie, RCNVR15 Apr 194516 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Chicoutimi include:


5 Dec 1944
HMS Seawolf (Lt. B. Collins, RN) departed New London, Connecticut, USA for Digby, Canada. She was escorted by HMCS Chicoutimi (T/Lt. A.E. Giffin, RCNVR).

23 May 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Chicoutimi (T/Lt. R.A. Wyllie, RCNVR). (1)

25 May 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Chicoutimi (T/Lt. R.A. Wyllie, RCNVR). (1)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20140

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


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