HMCS Red Deer (J 255)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||1 Jan 1941|
|Launched||5 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||24 Nov 1941|
Decommissioned on 30 October 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Red Deer (J 255)
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|1||T/Lt. Arthur Moorhouse, RCNR||24 Nov 1941||2 Feb 1943|
|2||Lt. John Arthur Mitchell, RCNR||3 Feb 1943||31 Oct 1943|
|3||T/S.Lt. John Powell Roberts, RCNVR||1 Nov 1943||5 Jun 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Donald Benjamin Day Ross, RCNVR||6 Jun 1944||1 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Red Deer include:
12 Jan 1942
The British merchant Cyclops is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-123 about 125 miles southeast of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, Canada in position 41°51'N, 63°48'W. HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. A. Moorhouse, RCNR) later picks up 95 survivors.
9 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. K.E. Meredith, RCNVR), HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR), HMCS St. Lambert (T/Lt. R.C. Hayden, RCNVR) and HMCS Kentville (T/Lt. F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR). (1)
14 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR), HMCS Asbestos (T/Lt. J. Cuthbert, RCNR), HMCS Barrie (T/Lt. W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR) and HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR). (1)
2 Sep 1944
HMS HMS United (Lt. M.D. Hutley, RNR) and HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) departed St.Johns for Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. They were escorted by the Canadian minesweeper HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 199/1830
- ADM 173/19286
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.