HMCS Digby (J 267)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Laid down||20 Mar 1941|
|Launched||5 Jun 1942|
|Commissioned||26 Jul 1942|
Decommissioned 31 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Digby (J 267)
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|1||T/Lt. Stanley Warren Howell, RCNR||26 Jul 1942||9 Jul 1943|
|2||T/Skr.Lt. John Winston Sharpe, RCNR||10 Jul 1943||6 Apr 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Edward Oswald Ormsby, RCNVR||7 Apr 1944||31 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Digby include:
24 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Beacon Hill (T/Lt.Cdr. E.T. Simmons, DSO, RCNVR), HMCS Digby (T/Lt. E.O. Ormsby, RCNVR), HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. K.E. Meredith, RCNVR) and HMCS Riviere du Loup (T/Lt. R.N. Smillie, RCNVR). (1)
- ADM 199/1830
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