Allied Warships

HMCS Lachine (J 266)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 266 
ModDiesel engined 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered 
Laid down27 Dec 1940 
Launched14 Jun 1941 
Commissioned20 Jun 1942 
End service31 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 31 July 1945.
Rebuilt as rescue ship / rescue tug in 1945.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Lachine (J 266)

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CommanderFromTo
1Lt. Breen Philip Young, RCNR9 Jun 19428 May 1943
2T/Lt. Louis Frederick Moore, RCNR9 May 1943early 1944
3T/Lt. Fred Royal Spindler, RCNVRearly 1944early 1945

4T/Lt. Ford Markle Travers, RCNVR22 Mar 194531 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Lachine include:


22 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Lachine (T/Lt. F.M. Travers, RCNVR). (1)

23 Apr 1945
HMS Upright (Lt. J.A.L. Wilkinson, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Lachine (T/Lt. F.M. Travers, RCNVR). (2)

25 Apr 1945
HMS Unruffled (T/Lt. A.H. MacCoy, DSC, SANF(V)) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda together with HMCS Lachine (T/Lt. F.M. Travers, RCNVR) and HMCS Cape Breton (Lt. J.C.L. Annesley, RCN). (1)

Sources

  1. ADM 173/20139
  2. ADM 173/20177

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


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