Allied Warships

HMCS Cobalt (K 124)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 124 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down1 Apr 1940 
Launched17 Aug 1940 
Commissioned25 Nov 1940 
End service17 Jun 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 20 July 1944.

Decommissioned 17 June 1945.
Became the Dutch merchantile Johanna W. Vinke in 1953.
Scrapped in South Africa on 15 December 1961.


Commands listed for HMCS Cobalt (K 124)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Robert Baird Campbell, RCNR25 Nov 194019 May 1941
2T/Lt. Colin James Angus, RCNR20 May 19415 May 1943
3T/Lt. Ronald Alfred Judges, RCNVR6 May 19433 Mar 1944
4Lt. Aubrey Alvin Randle Dykes, RCNR4 Mar 194417 Mar 1944
5T/Lt. Alfred William Bett, RCNR31 Mar 194425 Jun 1944
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Marcus Wallace, RCNVR26 Jun 194417 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Cobalt include:

15 Mar 1942
HMS H 50 (Lt. H.B. Turner, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS St. Francis (Lt. C.A. Rutherford, RCN) and HMCS Cobalt (T/Lt. C.J. Angus, RCNR). (1)

17 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Runnymede (Lt. R.C. Chenoweth, RCNVR), HMCS Joliette (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Cobalt (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.M. Wallace, RCNVR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/17271
  2. ADM 199/1830

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

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