Allied Warships

HMCS Granby (J 264)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 264 
ModDiesel engined 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Laid down17 Dec 1940 
Launched6 Sep 1941 
Commissioned2 May 1942 
End service 1966 

Decommissioned on 31 July 1945.
Recommissioned in 1953 with penant number 180.
Decommissioned 1n 1966.


Commands listed for HMCS Granby (J 264)

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1T/Lt. Jeffry Reginald Biggs, RCNR30 Mar 19421 Sep 1942
2T/Lt. Jeffry Reginald Biggs, RCNR5 Sep 19427 Feb 1943

3T/Lt. Jeffry Reginald Biggs, RCNR17 Mar 194310 Oct 1943
4Lt. Gordon Guthrie Keith Holder, RCNVR11 Oct 1943

5T/Lt. Arnold Malcolm Brodie, RCNVR31 Jul 194431 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Granby include:

3 Jan 1943
HMS Seawolf (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) departed Halifax, Canada for St.John's, Newfoundland. She was escorted by HMS Granby (T/Lt. J.R. Biggs, RCNR).

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