Allied Warships

HMCS Glace Bay (K 414)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 414 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down23 Sep 1943 
Launched26 Apr 1944 
Commissioned2 Sep 1944 
End service17 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 17 November 1945.
Sold to Chile in 1946 and renamed Esmeralda.


Commands listed for HMCS Glace Bay (K 414)

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1T/A/Cdr. John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR2 Sep 194423 Feb 1945
2T/Lt. Frederick Wilson Bogardus, RCNVR24 Feb 1945

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Notable events involving Glace Bay include:

2 Jan 1945
HMS Untiring (Lt. G.E.L.F. Edsell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Glace Bay (T/A/Cdr. J.H.S. MacDonald, RCNR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/20167

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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