Allied Warships

HMCS Collingwood (K 180)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower 
PennantK 180 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down2 Mar 1940 
Launched27 Jul 1940 
Commissioned19 Nov 1940 
End service23 Jul 1945 
History

Collingwood was the first Canadian Flower class corvette to enter service.

Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 14 December 1943.

Decommissioned on 23 July 1945. Broken up at Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1950.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Collingwood (K 180)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Norman G. Bennett, RCNR9 Nov 194016 Apr 1941
2T/Lt. William Woods, RCNR17 Apr 19419 Apr 1942

3Lt. David Walter Gross, RCN10 Dec 19425 Jun 1943
4T/Lt. Roderick John Cornell Pringle, RCNVR6 Jun 19434 Jul 1944
5T/Lt. Hugh Russell Knight, RCNR5 Jul 19442 May 1945
6T/Lt. Edward Burton Pearce, RCNVR3 May 194517 Jun 1945
7Skr.Lt. Joseph David Burnham, RCNR18 Jun 194523 Jul 1945

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Noteable events involving Collingwood include:


27 Jun 1941
HMCS Collingwood (T/Lt. W. Woods, RCNR) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Malaya II that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-564 in the north Atlantic east of Cape Farewell in position 59°56'N, 30°35'W.

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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