HMCS Hamilton (I 24)
Destroyer of the Town class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Fore River Shipbuilding Co. (Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||17 Aug 1918|
|Launched||21 Dec 1918|
|Commissioned||6 Jul 1941|
|End service||8 Jun 1945|
Transferred by the U.S.N. to the Royal Navy on 23 September 1940.
Decommissioned on 8 June 1945.
|Former name||HMS Hamilton|
Commands listed for HMCS Hamilton (I 24)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Vincent Clark, RCNR||25 Jun 1941||19 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. Douglas George Jeffrey, DSO, RCNR||20 Jul 1943||18 Jan 1944|
|3||T/Cdr. Francis Poole, RCNR||19 Jan 1944||22 Apr 1945|
|4||Skr.Lt. Joseph David Burnham, RCNR||23 Apr 1945||8 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Hamilton include:
3 Aug 1942
The British merchant Lochkatrine is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-552 east of Cape Race in position 45°52'N, 46°44'W. The Canadian destroyer HMCS Hamilton (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Agassiz (A/Lt.Cdr. B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR) together pick up 81 survivors.
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