HMCS Dauphin (K 157)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||6 Jul 1940|
|Launched||24 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||17 May 1941|
|End service||20 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extension at Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 5 September 1943.
Decommissioned 20 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Dauphin (K 157)
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|1||T/Lt. Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil, RCNR||14 May 1941||17 Jan 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Matthew Howard Wallace, RCNR||18 Jan 1943||10 Oct 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Edward Ross O'Kelly, RCNVR||11 Oct 1944||20 Jun 1945|
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Noteable events involving Dauphin include:
11 Feb 1942
HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) picks up 30 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Heina that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 56°10'N, 21°07'W by the German merchant U-136.
26 Jul 1942
At 07.57 hours on 26 July 1942 German U-boat U-607 attacked convoy ON-113 about 300 nautical miles east of Cape Race and observed two hits on a freighter and heard one detonation further away. At 08.11 hours the same day German U-boat U-704 attacked the same convoy and saw one detonation. It seems that both U-boats had hit the British merchant Empire Rainbow. The master, 38 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Burnham (A/Cdr. T. Taylor, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and landed at St. John's, Newfoundland.
10 Mar 1943
HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Nailsea Court that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-229 south of Reykjavik, Iceland in position 58°45'N, 21°57'W.