HMCS Thetford Mines (K 459)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||7 Jul 1943|
|Launched||30 Oct 1943|
|Commissioned||24 May 1944|
|End service||18 Nov 1945|
Decommissioned 18 November 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Thetford Mines (K 459)
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|1||T/Lt. John Alfred Robert Allan, DSC, RCNVR||4 May 1944||21 Jul 1945|
|2||T/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Gilmour, RCNR||21 Jul 1945||18 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Thetford Mines include:
23 Nov 1944
HMS Vitality (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR) and HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (1)
8 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Strathadam (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Thedford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR). (3)
7 Mar 1945
German U-boat U-1302 was sunk in St George?s Channel, in position 52°19'N, 05°23'W, by depth charges / hedgehog from the Canadian frigates HMCS La Hulloise (Lt.Cdr. J. Brock, RCNVR), HMCS Strathadam (A/Lt.Cdr. H.L. Quinn, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Thedford Mines (Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR).
23 Mar 1945
HMCS Thedford Mines (Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR) picks up 33 survivors from German U-boat U-1003, but two of them died aboard and were buried at sea.
24 Apr 1945
HMS Universal (Lt. S.S. Brooks, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR) and HMS Joliette (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W.E. Harrison, RCNVR). (4)
- ADM 173/19423
- ADM 173/19411
- ADM 173/20257
- ADM 173/20127
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.