Allied Warships

HMCS Kamloops (K 176)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 176 
Built byVictoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd. (Victoria. British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered14 Feb 1940 
Laid down29 Apr 1940 
Launched7 Aug 1940 
Commissioned17 Mar 1941 
End service27 Jun 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island, Canada) completed on 25 April 1944.

Decommissioned 27 June 1945.
Sold on 19 October 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Kamloops (K 176)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. James Mitchell Gillison, RCNR17 Mar 194131 Oct 1941
2T/Lt. Philip John Bowin Watts, RCNVR1 Nov 19414 Feb 1942
3T/Lt. Ian Walker McTavish, RCNR5 Feb 194227 Mar 1942
4A/Lt.Cdr. Jordan Hamilton Marshall, RCNVR28 Mar 194222 Aug 1942
5T/Lt. Nevill Spencer Charles Dickinson, RCNVR23 Aug 194210 Jan 1943

6T/Lt.Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR17 Feb 19431 Mar 1943
7T/Lt. Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR2 Mar 19435 Nov 1943
8T/Lt. Stephen Dalrymple Taylor, RCNR6 Nov 194320 Dec 1943
9T/Lt. Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR21 Dec 194327 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)

23 Aug 1944
HMS Una (Lt. F.E. Ashmead-Bartlett, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Kamloops (T/A/Lt.Cdr. D.M. Stewart, RCNR) and another vessel. (5)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17926
  2. ADM 173/17927
  3. ADM 173/17833
  4. File 2.12.03.6400 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  5. ADM 173/19194

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


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