HMCS Prescott (K 161)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Kingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||7 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940|
|Launched||7 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jun 1941|
|End service||20 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool, Nova Scotia completed on 27 October 1943.
Decommissioned 20 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Prescott (K 161)
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|1||T/Lt. Henry Auchinoole Russell, RCNR||26 Jun 1941||30 May 1942|
|2||Lt. Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN||31 May 1942||1 Jul 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Henry Auchinoole Russell, RCNR||2 Jul 1942||11 Sep 1942|
|4||Lt. Wilfred McIsaac, RCNVR||12 Sep 1942||28 Dec 1944|
|5||T/Lt. George Jeffrey Mathewson, RCNVR||29 Dec 1944||20 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Prescott include:
15 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Lethbridge (T/Lt. H Freeland, RCNR), HMCS Shawinigan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMCS Prescott (Lt. G.H. Davidson, RCN), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) P.J. Fitzgerald, RN) and USS Saucy (Lt. A.J. Smith, USN). (1)
13 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-163 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 45°05'N, 15°00'W by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR).
19 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. G.C. Brown, RCNVR), HMCS Dunver (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR) and HMCS New Westminster (T/Lt. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR). (2)
- ADM 173/17201
- ADM 173/18472
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.