HMCS Kitchener (K 225)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||George T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1941|
|Launched||18 Nov 1941|
|Commissioned||28 Jun 1942|
|End service||11 Jul 1945|
Took part in operations Torch and Neptune.
|Former name||HMCS Vancouver|
Commands listed for HMCS Kitchener (K 225)
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|1||T/Lt. William Evans, RCNVR||9 Jun 1942||16 Jan 1944|
|2||T/Lt. Jack Errington Moles, RCNVR||17 Jan 1944||11 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Kitchener include:
20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (1)
16 Jul 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR) and HMS Jonquil (T/Lt. R.W. Tretheway, RNR). (2)
23 Aug 1943
HMS H 28 (Lt. E.C. Croswell, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN), HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. K.L. Dyer, DSC, RCN) and HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR). (3)
3 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR), HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR) and HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR). (4)
28 Jan 1944
HMCS Kitchener (T/Lt. J.E. Moles, RCNVR) completed a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.
6 Jun 1944
HMCS Kitchener (T/Lt. J.E. Moles, RCNVR) was part of the escort for the second wave of US soldiers that landed around 11 AM on Omaha beach.
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/17796
- ADM 173/17761
- ADM 173/17787
- ADM 173/18527
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.