Allied Warships

HMCS Midland (K 220)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 220 
Built byMidland Shipyards Ltd. (Midland. Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down24 Feb 1941 
Launched25 Jun 1941 
Commissioned17 Nov 1941 
End service15 Jul 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Galveston (Texas, U.S.A.) completed on 25 May 1944.

Decommissioned 15 July 1945.
Sold on 19 November 1945.
Broken up at Fort William, Ontario (now Thunder Bay) in 1946.


Commands listed for HMCS Midland (K 220)

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1T/Lt. Allan Brown Taylor, RCNR17 Nov 194131 Oct 1943
2T/Lt. Wilfred Orvin Oakley Barbour, RCNR1 Nov 194315 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Midland include:

15 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Vidette (Lt.Cdr. R. Hart, DSC, RN or Lt. P.J. Stoner, RN), HMS Goodall (Lt.Cdr. J.V. Fulton, RNVR), HMCS Midland (T/Lt. W.O.O. Barbour, RCNR) and HMS Swale (Lt.Cdr. J. Jackson, DSC, RNR). (1)

21 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Midland (T/Lt. W.O.O. Barbour, RCNR) and HMCS Shawinigan (T/Lt. W.J. Jones, RCNR). (2)

Media links

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. ADM 199/1830

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

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