Allied Warships

HMCS Lauzon (K 671)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeFrigate
ClassRiver 
PennantK 671 
Built byGeorge T. Davie & Sons Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down2 Jul 1943 
Launched10 Jun 1944 
Commissioned30 Aug 1944 
End service24 May 1965 
History

Decommissioned 7 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 322 on 12 December 1953.
Decommissioned 24 May 1965.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Lauzon (K 671)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt.Cdr. William Woods, OBE, RCNR22 Jun 194410 Apr 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. John Boyd Graham, RCNVR11 Apr 19457 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Lauzon include:


19 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Lauzon (T/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, OBE, RCNR), HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN), HMS Loch Eck (Lt.Cdr. R.C. Freaker, DSO and Bar, DSC, RD, RNR) and HMS Braithwaite (Lt.Cdr. P.J. Stoner, RN). (1)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Lauzon (T/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, OBE, RCNR) and HMS Inglis (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.P. Cobbold, RNVR). (2)

28 Jan 1945
HMS Stubborn (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMS Narborough (Lt.Cdr. W.R. Muttram, DSC, RN) and HMCS Lauzon (T/Lt.Cdr. W. Woods, OBE, RCNR). (3)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19365
  2. ADM 173/20256
  3. ADM 173/18861

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


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