Allied Warships

HMCS Malpeque (J 148)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 148 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byNorth Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered23 Feb 1940 
Laid down24 Apr 1940 
Launched5 Sep 1940 
Commissioned4 Aug 1941 
End service 

Decommissioned 9 October 1945.
Recommissioned after 1949 with penant number 186.
Sold in February 1959.


Commands listed for HMCS Malpeque (J 148)

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1Lt. William Roland Stacey, RCNR4 Aug 194127 Apr 1943

2T/Lt. James Alexander Dunn, RCNVR13 Aug 194313 Sep 1943
3T/Lt. Donald Davis, RCNVR23 Aug 194325 Apr 1945

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Notable events involving Malpeque include:

29 Sep 1943
HMS L 27 (Lt. M.I. Usher, RN) departed St.John's, Newfoundland for Sydney, Nova Scotia. She was escorted by HMCS Malpeque (T/Lt. D. Davis, RCNVR). (1)


  1. ADM 173/17860

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

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