HMCS Kamloops (K 176)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd. (Victoria. British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||29 Apr 1940|
|Launched||7 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||17 Mar 1941|
|End service||27 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada) completed on 25 April 1944.
Decommissioned 27 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Kamloops (K 176)
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|1||T/Lt. James Mitchell Gillison, RCNR||17 Mar 1941||31 Oct 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Philip John Bowin Watts, RCNVR||1 Nov 1941||4 Feb 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Ian Walker McTavish, RCNR||5 Feb 1942||27 Mar 1942|
|4||A/Lt.Cdr. Jordan Hamilton Marshall, RCNVR||28 Mar 1942||22 Aug 1942|
|5||T/Lt. Nevill Spencer Charles Dickinson, RCNVR||23 Aug 1942||10 Jan 1943|
|6||T/Lt.Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR||17 Feb 1943||1 Mar 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR||2 Mar 1943||5 Nov 1943|
|8||T/Lt. Stephen Dalrymple Taylor, RCNR||6 Nov 1943||20 Dec 1943|
|9||T/Lt. Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR||21 Dec 1943||27 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Kamloops include:
1 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hotspur (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR), HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR) and HMS Primrose (T/Lt. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (1)
8 Aug 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. R.H. Bull, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Polyanthus (T/Lt. J.G. Aitken, RNR), HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. (retired) A. Ayre, RNR), HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR), HMCS Gatineau (Cdr. P.W. Burnett, RN), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMS Drury (Lt.Cdr. N.J. Parker, RN) and HMS Primrose (T/Lt. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (2)
9 Oct 1943
The British frigate HMS Duckworth (Cdr. Hugh Lloyd-Williams, DSO, RNVR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR) together pick up 54 survivors from the American merchant Yorkmar that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-645 about 475 nautical miles south of Iceland in position 56°38'N, 20°30'W.
19 Oct 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMCS Gatineau (Cdr. P.W. Burnett, RN) and HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR). (3)
18 Jul 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMCS Kamloops (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.M. Stewart, RCNR), HMCS Morden (T/Lt. K.B. Culley, RCNVR) and HMCS Chilliwack (T/Lt. D.R. Watson, MBE, RCNR). (4)
- ADM 173/17926
- ADM 173/17927
- ADM 173/17833
- File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19194
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.