HMCS Burlington (J 250)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||Dufferin Shipbuilding Co. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||4 Jul 1940|
|Launched||23 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||6 Sep 1941|
|End service||30 Oct 1945|
Decommissioned 30 October 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Burlington (J 250)
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|1||Cdr. (retired) William John Fricker, RN||6 Sep 1941||1 May 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Matthew Russell, RCNR||2 May 1942||22 Nov 1943|
|3||T/Lt. John Mackenzie Richardson, RCNVR||23 Nov 1943||22 Jan 1944|
|4||T/Lt. James Wake Golby, DSC, RCNVR||23 Jan 1944||6 Feb 1944|
|5||T/Lt. John Mackenzie Richardson, RCNVR||7 Feb 1944||late 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Gordon Folkins Bayne, RCNVR||late 1944||2 Jan 1945|
|7||K J Clark, RCNVR||3 Jan 1945||4 Sep 1945|
|8||Skr.Lt. Joseph Eudore Napoleon Vezina, RCNR||5 Sep 1945||30 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Burlington include:
15 Apr 1942
HMCS Burlington (Lt.Cdr. W.J. Fricker, RCN) scuttles the wreck of the Dutch tanker Ocana with gunfire south-east of Nova Scotia in position 42°23'30N, 64°42'W. The tanker had been torpedoed by the German U-boat U-552 in position 42°36'N, 64°30'W on 25 March.