Allied Warships

HMCS Eyebright (K 150)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 150 
Built byCanadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered20 Jan 1940 
Laid down20 Feb 1940 
Launched22 Jul 1940 
Commissioned26 Nov 1940 
End service17 Jun 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) completed on 21 August 1943.

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 17 June 1945.
Sold on 17 May 1947.
Became the Dutch merchantile Albert W. Vinke in 1950.
Served until 1964.
Broken up at Cape Town, South Africa in 1965

 
Former nameHMS Eyebright

Commands listed for HMCS Eyebright (K 150)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Egbert Randell, RCNR1 Nov 194024 Jun 1941
2Lt. Herbert Coates Reynard Davis, RCNR25 Jun 19416 Feb 1943
3T/Lt. Howard Lee Quinn, RCNVR7 Feb 19431 Sep 1944
4T/Lt. Robert James Margesson, RCNVR2 Sep 194417 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Eyebright include:


24 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, RN), ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel), HMCS Chambly (T/Cdr. J.D. Prentice, DSO, RCN), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR) and HMCS Eyebright (Lt. H.C.R. Davis, RCNR). (1)

25 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Beagle (Cdr. R.C. Medley, RN), ORP Garland (Lt.Cdr. H. Eibel) and HMCS Eyebright (Lt. H.C.R. Davis, RCNR). (1)

8 Mar 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. K.H. Martin, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMS Ayrshire (T/Lt. R.W.H. Elsden, RNVR), HMS Cape Argona (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Pate, RNR) and HMS Lord Middleton (T/Lt. G.O.T.D. Henderson, RNVR). (2)

31 May 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Northern Sky (T/Lt. O.B. Egjar, RNR), HMCS Pictou (T/Lt. P.T. Byers, RCNR), HMCS Bittersweet (T/Lt. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR) and HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR). (3)

15 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Rimouski (T/Lt. R.J. Pickford, RCNVR), HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMCS Saskatchewan (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN) and HMCS Pictou (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.K. Fox, RCNVR). (4)

12 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Bittersweet (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMCS La Malbaie (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.S. Davis, RCNVR), HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (T/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Easton, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR) and HMCS Forrest Hill (T/Lt. E.U. Jones, RCNVR). (5)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/17217
  2. ADM 173/17756
  3. ADM 173/17782
  4. ADM 173/17777
  5. File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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


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