Allied Warships

HMCS Ville de Quebec (K 242)

Corvette of the Flower class

HMCS Ville de Quebec during the war.

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 242 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
Laid down7 Jun 1941 
Launched12 Nov 1941 
Commissioned24 May 1942 
End service6 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 6 July 1945.
Sold into mercantile service in 1946 and renamed Dispina, renamed Dorothea Paxos in 1947, Tanya in 1948 and Medex in 1949. She was listed on Lloyd's Register until 1952.


Commands listed for HMCS Ville de Quebec (K 242)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Douglas George Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR28 Apr 194229 Sep 1942
2T/Lt. Ian Hunter Bell, RCNVR30 Sep 194211 Oct 1942
3T/Lt.Cdr. Albert Robert Ernmest Coleman, RCNR12 Oct 194212 Jun 1943
4T/Lt. John LeMesurier Carter, RCNVR13 Jun 194311 Mar 1944
5T/Lt. Colin Stinson Glassco, RCNVR12 Mar 19441 May 1944
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. Henry Clifford Hatch, RCNVR2 May 19446 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Ville de Quebec 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)

28 Oct 1942
HMCS Alberni (Lt. I.H. Bell, RCNVR) and HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/Lt.Cdr. A.R.E. Coleman, RCNR) together pick up 81 survivors from the British whale factory ship Sourabaya that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day in the North Atlantic in position 54°32'N, 31°02'W by German U-boat U-436

13 Jan 1943
German U-boat U-224 was sunk in the western Mediterranean west of Algiers, in position 36°28'N, 00°49'E, by ramming and depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/Lt.Cdr. A.R.E. Coleman, RCNR).

25 Jul 1944
HrMs O 15 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Wentworth (T/Lt.Cdr. R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR) and HMCS Ville de Quebec (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.C. Hatch, RCNVR). (2)

Media links

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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