Allied Warships

HMCS Summerside (K 141)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 141 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered23 Jan 1940 
Laid down4 Oct 1940 
Launched7 May 1941 
Commissioned11 Sep 1941 
End service6 Jul 1945 
History

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.
Scrapped in Canada in June 1946.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Summerside (K 141)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Francis O'Brien Gerity, RCNR11 Sep 19413 Jun 1943
2T/Lt. George Enderby Cross, RCNVR4 Jun 194331 Aug 1943
3T/Lt. Guy St. Aubin Mongenais, RCNVR1 Sep 194315 Nov 1944

4T/Lt. Frank Oatley Plant, RCNVR18 Dec 19446 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Summerside include:


27 Feb 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. R.B. Lakin, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. F.O. Gerity, RCNR) and HMS Abelia (T/Lt. F. Ardern, RNR). (1)

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.

14 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Goathland (Lt.Cdr. B.G.B. Bordes, DSC, RN) and HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR). (2)

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)

30 Jan 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR). (4)

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.

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17246
  2. ADM 173/17777
  3. File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  4. ADM 173/17812
  5. ADM 173/18493
  6. ADM 173/18527

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


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