HMCS Kirkland Lake (K 337)
Frigate of the River class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||16 Nov 1943|
|Launched||27 Apr 1944|
|Commissioned||21 Aug 1944|
|End service||14 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned 14 December 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Kirkland Lake (K 337)
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|1||T/Lt. James Arthur Tullis, RCNR||1 Aug 1944||13 Nov 1944|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Norman Vincent Clark, OBE, RCNR||14 Nov 1944||2 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Kirkland Lake include:
3 Dec 1944
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Sea Cliff (Lt.Cdr. J.E. Harrington, RCNVR), HMCS Cap de la Madeleine (T/Lt.Cdr. R.A. Judges, RCNVR), HMCS Rockcliffe (T/Lt. J.E. Heward, RCNR) and HMCS Kirkland Lake (T/Lt. J.A. Tullis, RCNR). (1)
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). (2)
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). (2)
- ADM 173/19287
- File 2.12.03.6428 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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