HMCS Trail (K 174)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Burrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||14 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||20 Jul 1940|
|Launched||16 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Apr 1941|
|End service||17 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 23 October 1944.
Decommissioned 17 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Trail (K 174)
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|1||T/Lt. George Stanley Hall, RCNR||30 Apr 1941||8 Oct 1943|
|2||T/Lt. George Mitchell Hope, RCNVR||9 Oct 1943||20 Aug 1944|
|3||Lt. David George Bruce Hueston, RCNVR||21 Aug 1944||9 Oct 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Donald James Lawson, RCNVR||10 Oct 1944||17 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Trail include:
27 Aug 1942
HMCS Trail (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.S. Hall, RCNR) picks up survivors from the American passenger ship Chatham that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-517 in the Belle Isle Strait in position 51°53'N, 55°48'W.
3 Sep 1942
HMCS Shawinigan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Balfry, RCNR) and HMCS Trail (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.S. Hall, RCNR) together pick up 17 survivors from the Canadian merchant Donald Stewart that was torpedoed and sunk north-east of Cape Whittle in the Gulf of St. Lawrence in position 50°32'N, 58°46'W by German U-boat U-517.
- ADM 173/19287
- ADM 173/20174
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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