Allied Warships

HMCS Leaside (K 492)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 492 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down23 Sep 1943 
Launched10 Mar 1944 
Commissioned21 Aug 1944 
End service16 Nov 1945 
History

Sold in 1946 and converted to mercantile Coquitlam. Decommissioned on 16 November 1946. Sold into merchant service in 1947 and renamed Coquitlam.
Renamed Glacier Queen in 1950 and stripped for use as a floating restaurant.
Sank in Cook Inlet, Alaska, 8 November 1978, but was raised, towed to sea and scuttled in January 1979.  

Former nameHMS Walmer Castle

Commands listed for HMCS Leaside (K 492)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Gordon Guthrie Keith Holder, RCNVR3 Jul 194415 Jun 1945

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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