HMCS Algoma (K 127)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||18 Jun 1940|
|Launched||17 Dec 1940|
|Commissioned||11 Jul 1941|
|End service||6 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool, Nova Scotia completed on 15 April 1944.
Decomissioned 6 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Algoma (K 127)
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|1||T/Lt. John Harding, RCNR||26 May 1941||30 Aug 1943|
|2||T/Lt. James Phillip Fraser, RCNR||1 Sep 1943||10 Oct 1943|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Harding, RCNR||11 Oct 1943||3 Feb 1944|
|4||Lt. Ernest Roy Hyman, RCNVR||4 Feb 1944||4 Apr 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Louis Frederick Moore, RCNR||5 Apr 1944||9 Aug 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Wilfred Davenport, RCNR||10 Aug 1944||24 Aug 1944|
|7||T/Lt. John Norrison Finlayson, RCNVR||25 Aug 1944||6 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Algoma include:
22 Feb 1942
HMCS Algoma (Lt. J. Harding, RCNR) picks up 12 survivors from the British tanker Adellen that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-155 in the North Atlantic in position 49°20'N, 38°15'W.
20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (2)
15 Apr 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Pelican (Cdr. G.N. Brewer, RN), HMS Jed (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO, RD, RNR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Calgary (T/Lt. H.K. Hill, RCNVR) and HMS Sunflower (A/Lt.Cdr. J. Plomer, RCNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/17790
- ADM 173/17781
- ADM 173/18129
- ADM 199/1830
- ADM 173/19362
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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