HMCS Fredericton (K 245)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Marine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Feb 1941|
|Laid down||22 Mar 1941|
|Launched||2 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||8 Dec 1941|
|End service||14 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 14 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Fredericton (K 245)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR||15 Nov 1941||5 Nov 1942|
|2||Lt. John Eric Harrington, RCNVR||6 Nov 1942||20 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Jack Cranfield Smyth, RCNR||21 Jul 1944||14 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Fredericton include:
14 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Geddes, RD, RNR), HMCS Halifax (T/Lt. M.F. Oliver, RCNR) and HMCS Fredericton (A/Lt.Cdr. John Eric Harrington, RCNVR). (1)
22 Mar 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) departed Rothesay for Gibraltar. She was escorted by HMCS Fredericton (T/Lt. J.C. Smyth, RCNR) until 0700/23 when Vengeful joined convoy OS 118 / KMS 92.
For the daily positions of HMS Vengeful during the passage from Rothesay to Pireaus see the map below.
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/20258
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.