HMCS Antigonish (K 661)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Yarrows Ltd. (Esquimalt, British Columbia, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1943|
|Laid down||2 Oct 1943|
|Launched||10 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||4 Jul 1944|
|End service||30 Nov 1966|
Decommissioned on 2 May 1946.
Commands listed for HMCS Antigonish (K 661)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Raiffe Dillon Barrett, RCNR||15 Jun 1944||4 May 1945|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Alexander Dunn, RCNVR||5 May 1945||22 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Antigonish include:
These attack exercises were followed by A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)
1 Apr 1945
HrMs O 23 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted attack exercises off Loch Alsh during which HMS Philante (Cdr. M.J. Evans, OBE, RN) served as the target. During these exercises HMS Philante was escorted by HMCS Charlottetown (T/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Antigonish (T/Lt.Cdr. R.D. Barrett, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (Lt.Cdr. N.V. Clark, OBE, RCNR). (1)
- File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)