Allied Warships

HMCS Iroquois (G 89)

Destroyer of the Tribal class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantG 89 
Built byVickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons 
Ordered5 Apr 1940 
Laid down19 Sep 1940 
Launched23 Sep 1941 
Commissioned30 Nov 1942 
End service24 Oct 1962 

Pennant numbers: G89 October 1942 - August 1951; DDE217 September 1951 - 1966

Decommissioned 24 October 1962.
Sold for scrap in 1966.


Commands listed for HMCS Iroquois (G 89)

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1Cdr. William Boyd Love Holms, RCN1 Oct 194229 Jul 1943
2Cdr. James Calcutt Hibbard, DSC, RCN30 Jul 19437 Feb 1945
3Capt. Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN8 Feb 19452 Jul 1945
4Cdr. Edward William Finch-Noyes, RCN3 Jul 194510 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Iroquois include:

30 Jan 1943
HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. W.B.L. Holms, RCN) completed her work up period.

13 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC and Bar, RN). (1)

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  1. ADM 173/18214

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

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