Allied Warships

HMCS New Westminster (K 228)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 228 
Built byVictoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd. (Victoria. British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered 
Laid down4 Feb 1941 
Launched14 May 1941 
Commissioned31 Jan 1942 
End service21 Jun 1945 
History

Fo'c's'le extention at Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 10 December 1943.

Decommissioned 21 June 1945.
Became the merchantile Elisa in 1950. Portoviejo in 1952 and Azura in 1954.
Sold in 1966 for breaking up at Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.  

Commands listed for HMCS New Westminster (K 228)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Ronald Orr McKenzie, RCNR9 Jan 194221 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving New Westminster include:


19 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. G.C. Brown, RCNVR), HMCS Dunver (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR) and HMCS New Westminster (T/Lt. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR). (1)

6 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS New Westminster (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR) and HMCS Dawson (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.P. Ryan, RCNR). (2)

8 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS New Westminster (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR) and HMCS Dawson (T/A/Lt.Cdr. T.P. Ryan, RCNR). (3)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/18472
  2. ADM 173/20139
  3. ADM 173/20177

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


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