HMCS Morden (K 170)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||25 Oct 1940|
|Launched||5 May 1941|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1941|
|End service||29 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Llondonderry (Northern Ireland) completed on 29 January 1944.
Decommissioned 29 June 1945./br> Scrapped in Canada in November 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Morden (K 170)
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|1||T/Lt. John James Hodgkinson, RCNR||16 Aug 1941||2 Jun 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Erin Clauds Smith, RCNVR||3 Jun 1943||14 Oct 1943|
|3||T/Lt. William Turner, RCNR||15 Oct 1943||2 Jan 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Erin Clauds Smith, RCNVR||3 Jan 1944||21 May 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Kenneth Benjamin Culley, RCNVR||22 May 1944||18 Feb 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Fred Royal Spindler, RCNVR||19 Feb 1945||29 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Morden include:
1 Sep 1942
German U-boat U-756 was sunk in the North Atlantic about 440 nautical miles west-south-west of Cape Farewell in position 57°41'N, 31°30'W, by the Canadian corvette HMCS Morden (T/Lt. J.J. Hodgkinson, RCNR).
12 May 1943
HMCS Morden (T/Lt. J.J. Hodgkinson, RCNR) picks up 40 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Brand that was torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 47°19'N, 24°41'W by German U-boat U-603.
23 Sep 1943
FFS Renoncule and HMCS Morden pick up survivors from the American merchant Steel Voyager that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-952 in the North Atlantic in position 53°18'N, 40°24'W.
2 May 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Morden (T/Lt. E.C. Smith, RCNVR), HMS Fennel (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Moffat, RCNVR) and HMCS Chilliwack (T/Lt. D.R. Watson, MBE, RCNR). (1)
- ADM 173/18473
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.