HMCS Port Arthur (K 233)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||28 Apr 1941|
|Launched||18 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||26 May 1942|
|End service||11 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned on 11 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Port Arthur (K 233)
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|1||T/Lt. Edward Theodore Simmons, RCNVR||30 Apr 1942||8 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Kenneth Taylor Chisholm, RCNVR||9 Jul 1943||11 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Port Arthur include:
26 Jun 1942
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. G. Quint, RNN(R)) departed Halifax for Pictou. She was escorted by the Canadian corvettes HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/Lt.Cdr. D.G. Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR) and HMCS Port Arthur (T/Lt. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR). (1)
19 Jan 1943
British destroyer HMS Antelope (Lt.Cdr. E.N. Sinclair, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSC, RCNVR) sank the Italian submarine Tritone (offsite link) (Cdr. Paolo Monechi / 26 dead.) near Bougie, Algeria in position 37°06'N, 05°22'E. The Italian submarine was on it's first war patrol. She had been commissioned on 10 October 1942.
23 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Agassiz (T/Lt. E.M. More, RCNR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN) and HMS Fusilier (T/Lt. F.M. Phillips, RNVR). (2)
24 Jun 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS St. Francis (A/Lt.Cdr. H.V.W. Groos, RCN), HMS Tweed (Lt.Cdr. R.S. Miller, DSC, RNR), HMCS Port Arthur (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, DSC, RCNVR), HMS Burwell (Lt. A.H. Parish, RN), HMCS Sackville (Lt. A.H. Rankin, RCNVR) and HMS Douglas (Lt.Cdr. K.H.J.L. Phibbs, RN). (2)
14 May 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Stormont (T/Skr.Lt. G.A. Myra, RCNR), HMCS Swansea (A/Cdr. C.A. King, DSO, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Alberni (T/A/Lt.Cdr. I.H. Bell, RCNVR) and HMCS Port Arthur (T/Lt. K.T. Chisholm, RCNVR). (3)
- File 2.12.03.6396 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17925
- ADM 173/18473
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.