Allied Warships

HMCS Dunvegan (K 177)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 177 
Built byMarine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down30 Aug 1940 
Launched11 Dec 1940 
Commissioned9 Sep 1941 
End service3 Jul 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) completed on 27 December 1943.

Decommissioned 3 July 1945.
Became the Venezuelan Independencia in 1946.
Scrapped in 1953.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Dunvegan (K 177)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. James Arthur Tullis, RCNR9 Sep 19415 Feb 1943
2T/Lt. Joseph Eric William Hastings, RCNR6 Feb 194330 Jun 1943
3T/Lt. James Arthur Tullis, RCNR1 Jul 19435 Jul 1944
4T/Lt. James Archibald Rankin, RCNR6 Jul 194411 Mar 1945
5T/Lt. Robert Laird Borden Hunter, RCNVR12 Mar 19453 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Dunvegan include:


14 May 1942
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.F. Drijfhout Van Hooff, RNN) participated in Asdic trials off Largs together with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR). (1)

12 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Strathroy (T/Lt. J.D. Moore, RCNVR) and HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. R.L.B. Hunter, RCNVR). (2)

13 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. R.L.B. Hunter, RCNVR). (3)

16 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Dunvegan (T/Lt. R.L.B. Hunter, RCNVR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. F.R. Brebner, RCNVR). (2)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. File 2.12.03.6369 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 173/20139
  3. ADM 173/20177

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


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