HMCS St. Thomas (K 488)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Smith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.)|
|Ordered||19 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||23 Jun 1943|
|Launched||28 Dec 1943|
|Commissioned||4 May 1944|
|End service||22 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 22 November 1945.
|Former name||HMS Sandgate Castle|
Commands listed for HMCS St. Thomas (K 488)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Leslie Perman Denny, RCNR||4 May 1944||26 Jan 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Berkeley Hynes, RCNVR||27 Jan 1945||Oct 1945 ?|
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Notable events involving St. Thomas include:
10 Jun 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) arrived at Tobermory. During the afternoon A/S exercises were carried out with HMS Bulldog (Lt.Cdr. C.G. Walker, RN) and HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR). (1)
30 Jul 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR). (2)
2 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted night A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Kokanee (Lt.Cdr. J.H. Marshall, RCNVR), HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR) and HMCS Rivière du Loup (T/Lt. R.N. Smillie, RCNVR). (3)
27 Dec 1944
German U-boat U-877 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 46°25'N, 36°38'W, by Squid forward-throwing weapon of the Canadian corvette HMCS St. Thomas (A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR).
- ADM 173/19283
- ADM 173/19026
- ADM 173/19365
- ADM 173/20167
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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