HMCS Collingwood (K 180)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||2 Mar 1940|
|Launched||27 Jul 1940|
|Commissioned||19 Nov 1940|
|End service||23 Jul 1945|
Collingwood was the first Canadian Flower class corvette to enter service.
Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 14 December 1943.
Decommissioned on 23 July 1945. Broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1950.
Commands listed for HMCS Collingwood (K 180)
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|1||T/Lt. Norman G. Bennett, RCNR||9 Nov 1940||16 Apr 1941|
|2||T/Lt. William Woods, RCNR||17 Apr 1941||9 Dec 1942|
|3||Lt. David Walter Groos, RCN||10 Dec 1942||5 Jun 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR||6 Jun 1943||4 Jul 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Hugh Russell Knight, RCNR||5 Jul 1944||2 May 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Edward Burton Pearce, RCNVR||3 May 1945||17 Jun 1945|
|7||Skr.Lt. Joseph David Burnham, RCNR||18 Jun 1945||23 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Collingwood include:
27 Jun 1941
HMCS Collingwood (T/Lt. W. Woods, RCNR) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Malaya II that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-564 in the north Atlantic east of Cape Farewell in position 59°56'N, 30°35'W.
23 Apr 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Benson, HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR), HMCS Hepatica (T/Lt. T. Gilmour, RCNR) and FFS Aconit. (1)
26 Aug 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Yestor (Lt. R.C. Holt, RNVR), HMS Beverley (Lt. R.A. Price, RN), USS Babbitt, USS Spencer, HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR) and HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR). (2)
27 Aug 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. J.C.Y. Roxburgh, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR), HMCS Collingwood (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, RCNR), HMS Sabre (Lt. R.L. Caple, DSC, RN) and HMS Shikari (Lt.Cdr. G.H.D. Williams, RN). (3)
5 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Collingwood (Lt. D.W. Groos, RCN), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) P.J. Fitzgerald, RN), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR), HMS Landguard (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RN) and HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR). (4)
1 Jul 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.A.R. Troup, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hurricane (Cdr. E.C. Bayldon, DSC, RN), HMS Rockingham (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Duck, DSC, RD, RNR), HMCS Restigouche (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Groos, RCN), HMS Nasturtium (Lt. C.D. Smith, DSC, RNR), HMCS Collingwood (T/Lt. R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR) and another vessel [unable to read the name in the log of H 28]. (5)
- ADM 173/17248
- ADM 173/17216
- ADM 173/17252
- ADM 173/17793
- ADM 173/17772
- ADM 173/17773
- ADM 173/18993
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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