HMS Ettrick (K 254)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Navy|
|Built by||John Crown & Sons Ltd. (Sunderland, U.K) : Parsons|
|Ordered||1 Jun 1941|
|Laid down||31 Dec 1941|
|Launched||25 Feb 1943|
|Commissioned||11 Jul 1943|
This was one of the few turbine engined River-class frigates.
Transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy on 29 January 1944.
|Career notes||To the Royal Canadian Navy as Ettrick|
Commands listed for HMS Ettrick (K 254)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Joseph Eric Woolfenden, RD, RNR||24 May 1943||30 Dec 1943|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Nicholas John Turney Monsarrat, RNVR||30 Dec 1943||29 Jan 1944|
|3||Lt.Cdr. William Horace Clifton Wood-Roe, RD, RNR||27 May 1945||Aug 1945|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Reginald Frederick Pembry, RNR||1 Aug 1945||late 1945|
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Notable events involving Ettrick include:
16 Oct 1943
HMS H 50 (Lt. J.C. Varley, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Wild Goose (A/Cdr. D.E.G. Wemyss, RN), HMS Starling (Capt. F.W. Walker, CB, DSO and Bar, RN), HMS Ettrick (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR), HMS Pennywort (A/Lt.Cdr. O.G. Stuart, RCNVR) and HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. R.P. Welland, DSC, RCN). (1)
25 Nov 1943
HMS Tradewind (Lt.Cdr. S.L.C. Maydon, DSO and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Ettrick (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Woolfenden, RD, RNR) and HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR). (2)
6 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR) and HMS Ettrick (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Monsarrat, RNVR). (3)
7 Jan 1944
HrMs O 10 (Lt.Cdr. A. van Altena, RNN(R)) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Ettrick (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.J.T. Monsarrat, RNVR), HMCS Galt (T/Lt. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR), HMS Kenilworth Castle (Lt. J.J.Allon, RNR), HMS Berkeley Castle (T/Lt. F.A. Darrah, RNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/17833
- ADM 173/18250
- File 2.12.03.6384 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.