HMCS Algonquin (R 17)
Destroyer of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||1 Sep 1941|
|Laid down||8 Oct 1942|
|Launched||2 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Feb 1944|
|End service||1 Apr 1970|
Decommissioned 6 February 1946.
|Former name||HMS Valentine (ii)|
Commands listed for HMCS Algonquin (R 17)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Desmond William Piers, DSC, RCN||22 Dec 1943||19 Apr 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Philip Edwin Haddon, RCN||20 Apr 1945||6 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Algonquin include:
10 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN) and later with the British destroyer HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Mackenzie, RD, RNR). (1)
24 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Saumarez (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN), HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN) and HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN). (2)
- ADM 173/19123
- ADM 173/19314
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.