Allied Warships

HMCS Prestonian (K 662)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 662 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1943 
Laid down20 Jul 1943 
Launched22 Jun 1944 
Commissioned13 Sep 1944 
End service24 Apr 1956 

Decommissioned 9 November 1945.
Recommissioned as a Prestonian class frigate with penant number 307 on 22 August 1953.
Decommissioned 24 April 1956.


Commands listed for HMCS Prestonian (K 662)

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1T/Lt. Ian Angus, RCNVR3 Sep 19441 Apr 1945
2T/A/Lt.Cdr. George Norval Downey, RCNR2 Apr 19459 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Prestonian include:

27 Jan 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thorlock (T/Lt. J.E. Francois, RCNR) and HMCS Prestonian (T/Lt.Cdr. I. Angus, RCNVR). (1)

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/20174

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

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