HMCS Orillia (K 119)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||4 Mar 1940|
|Launched||15 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||25 Nov 1940|
|End service||2 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 3 March 1944.
Decommissioned 2 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Orillia (K 119)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. William Edgar Slade Briggs, RCNR||21 Nov 1940||4 Sep 1942|
|2||Lt. Harold Victor William Groos, RCN||5 Sep 1942||13 Feb 1943|
|3||Lt.Cdr. Reginald Jackson, RCNVR||14 Feb 1943||16 Apr 1943|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Evelyn Mitchell, RCNVR||17 Apr 1943||13 Mar 1944|
|5||T/Skr.Lt. John Winston Sharpe, RCNR||8 May 1944||2 Jul 1945|
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Noteable events involving Orillia include:
24 Jun 1941
HMCS Orillia (T/Lt.Cdr. W.E.S. Briggs, RCNR) picks up 37 survivors from the British merchant Kinross that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-203 in the North Atlantic south-east of Cape Farewell in position 55?23'N, 38?49'W.
10 Sep 1941
HMCS Orillia (T/Lt.Cdr. W.E.S. Briggs, RCNR) begins to tow the damaged British merchant Tachee to Iceland. The Tachee was torpedoed and damaged the previous day by German U-boat U-652 north-east of Cape Farewell, Greenland in position 61°15'N, 41°05'W.
19 Sep 1941
HMCS Orillia (T/Lt.Cdr. W.E.S. Briggs, RCNR) picks up 39 survivors from the British merchant Baron Pentland that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-372 north-east of Cape Farewell in position 61°15'N, 41°05'W.