HMCS Sackville (K 181)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Saint John Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)|
|Ordered||24 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||28 May 1940|
|Launched||15 May 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Dec 1941|
|End service||8 Apr 1946|
Fo'c's'le extention at Galveston (Texas, U.S.A.) completed on 7 May 1944.
Decommissioned on 8 April 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Sackville (K 181)
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|1||Lt. William Reid Kirkland, RCNR||1 Dec 1941||5 Apr 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Alan Herbert Easton, RCNR||6 Apr 1942||9 Apr 1943|
|3||Lt. Angus Hetherington Rankin, RCNVR||10 Apr 1943||17 May 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Anthony Rivers Hicks, RCNVR||18 May 1944||17 Sep 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Christopher Charles Love, RCNVR||18 Sep 1944||5 Nov 1944|
|6||T/Lt. John Alfred McKenna, RCNR||6 Nov 1944||8 Apr 1946|
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Notable events involving Sackville include:
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). (1)
14 Jan 1943
HMCS Sackville (T/Lt. A.H. Easton, RCNR) begins a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
13 Mar 1943
HMCS Sackville (Lt. W.R. Kirkland, RCNR) picks up 29 survivors from the Greek merchant Lily that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-587 on 9 March east of Halifax in position 43°32'N, 54°14'W.
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). (2)
24 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN), HMS Tweed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN), HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR) and HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (3)
7 Sep 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMS Itchen (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, DSO, RNR) and HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR). (4)
21 Oct 1943
HMS Viking (Lt. R. Bannar-Martin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN), HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR) and other ships from a Canadian Escort Group. (5)
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17795
- ADM 173/17925
- ADM 173/17786
- ADM 173/18454
- ADM 173/18128
- ADM 173/17812
- ADM 199/1830
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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