HMCS Prescott (K 161)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Kingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||7 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||31 Aug 1940|
|Launched||7 Jan 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Jun 1941|
|End service||20 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool, Nova Scotia completed on 27 October 1943.
Decommissioned 20 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Prescott (K 161)
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|1||T/Lt. Henry Auchinoole Russell, RCNR||26 Jun 1941||30 May 1942|
|2||Lt. Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN||31 May 1942||1 Jul 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Henry Auchinoole Russell, RCNR||2 Jul 1942||11 Sep 1942|
|4||Lt. Wilfred McIsaac, RCNVR||12 Sep 1942||28 Dec 1944|
|5||T/Lt. George Jeffrey Mathewson, RCNVR||29 Dec 1944||20 Jul 1945|
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Noteable events involving Prescott include:
13 Mar 1943
German U-boat U-163 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Finisterre in position 45°05'N, 15°00'W by depth charges from the Canadian corvette HMCS Prescott (Lt. W. McIsaac, RCNVR). (see map)