Allied Warships

HMCS Outremont (K 322)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 322 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedOct 1941 
Laid down18 Nov 1942 
Launched3 Jul 1943 
Commissioned27 Nov 1943 
End service7 Jun 1965 

Decommissioned 5 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 310 on 2 September 1955.
Decommissioned 7 June 1965.


Commands listed for HMCS Outremont (K 322)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Harry Freeland, DSO, RCNR20 Oct 194311 Aug 1944
2T/Lt.Cdr. Francis O'Brien Gerity, RCNR12 Aug 19445 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Outremont include:

8 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prince Rupert (T/Lt.Cdr. R.W. Draney, RCNR), HMCS Napanee (T/Lt. S. Henderson, RCNR), HMCS Saskatchewan (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN), HMCS Bittersweet (T/A/Lt.Cdr. F.B. Brooks-Hill, RCNVR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR) and HMCS Outremont (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, DSO, RCNR). (1)

16 Apr 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMCS Cape Breton (T/Lt.Cdr. A.M. McLarnon, RCNR) and HMCS Outremont (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, DSO, RCNR). (2)

Media links

Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/18493
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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