HMCS Summerside (K 141)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||4 Oct 1940|
|Launched||7 May 1941|
|Commissioned||11 Sep 1941|
|End service||6 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the Saint John (New Brunswick, Canada) completed on 25 October 1943.
Took part in Operations Torch and Neptune.
Decommissioned 6 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Summerside (K 141)
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|1||T/Lt. Francis O'Brien Gerity, RCNR||11 Sep 1941||3 Jun 1943|
|2||T/Lt. George Enderby Cross, RCNVR||4 Jun 1943||31 Aug 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Guy St. Aubin Mongenais, RCNVR||1 Sep 1943||15 Nov 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Frank Oatley Plant, RCNVR||18 Dec 1944||6 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Summerside include:
29 Oct 1942
HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. F.O. Gerity, RCNR) together pick up survivors from the American tanker Pan New York that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-624 in the North Atlantic about 550 nautical miles west of Malin Head in position 54°58'N, 23°56'W. The corvettes sank the wrecked tanker with gunfire and depth charges.
16 Dec 1943
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR) and HMS Hurricane (Cdr. C.E.E. Paterson, RN). (3)
11 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Grindall (Cdr. W. Cole, RD, RNR), HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR). (5)
26 Apr 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMS Mignonette (Lt. H.H. Brown, DSC, RNR), HMS Rochester (Cdr. H.V. King, OBE, DSO, RN) and HMS Scarborough (Lt.Cdr. E.B. Carnduff, RN). (6)
18 Jan 1945
HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. F.O. Plant, RCNVR) had her repairs completed at Halifax.
- ADM 173/17246
- ADM 173/17777
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17812
- ADM 173/18493
- ADM 173/18527
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.