Allied Warships

HMCS Galt (K 163)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 163 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down27 May 1940 
Launched28 Dec 1940 
Commissioned15 May 1941 
End service21 Jun 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 8 May 1944.

Decommissioned 21 june 1945.
Sold on 5 October 1945.
Broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Galt (K 163)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Alexander Donald Landles, RCNR15 May 194110 Mar 1943
2T/Lt. Archibald Miller Kirkpatrick, RCNVR10 Mar 194330 Mar 1944
3T/Lt. Edward Penniston Taylor, RCNVR31 Mar 194424 Apr 1945
4T/Lt. James Garfield Lorriman, RCNVR25 Apr 194519 Jun 1945
5T/Lt. Edward Penniston Taylor, RCNVR20 Jun 194521 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Galt include:


11 Mar 1942
HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) completed a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

15 May 1942
With her repairs completed, HMS P 514 (Lt. W.A. Phillimore, RN), departed Halifax for St. John's. She was escorted by HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR). (1)

17 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR), HMCS Sackville (T/Lt. A.H. Easton, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (Lt.Cdr. G.S. Windeyer, RCN). (2)

8 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Llandudno (T/Lt. E.M. Betts, RNR), HMS King Sol (Lt. P.A. Read, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (3)

4 Jan 1943
HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.D. Landles, RCNR) commenced a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada).

23 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Limbourne (Cdr. C.B. Alers-Hankey, DSC, RN), HMS Wensleydale (Lt. J.A. McClure, DSC, RN), HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN) and HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR). (4)

6 Jan 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR). (5)

7 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Ettrick (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Monsarrat, RNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR), HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (6)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1834
  2. ADM 173/17217
  3. ADM 173/17244
  4. ADM 173/17795
  5. ADM 173/18512
  6. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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