HMCS Iroquois (G 89)
Destroyer of the Tribal class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Vickers Armstrong (Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.) : Parsons|
|Ordered||5 Apr 1940|
|Laid down||19 Sep 1940|
|Launched||23 Sep 1941|
|Commissioned||30 Nov 1942|
|End service||24 Oct 1962|
Pennant numbers: G89 October 1942 - August 1951; DDE217 September 1951 - 1966
Decommissioned 24 October 1962.
Commands listed for HMCS Iroquois (G 89)
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|1||Cdr. William Boyd Love Holms, RCN||1 Oct 1942||29 Jul 1943|
|2||Cdr. James Calcutt Hibbard, DSC, RCN||30 Jul 1943||7 Feb 1945|
|3||Capt. Kenneth Frederick Adams, RCN||8 Feb 1945||2 Jul 1945|
|4||Cdr. Edward William Finch-Noyes, RCN||3 Jul 1945||10 Nov 1945|
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Notable events involving Iroquois include:
18 Dec 1942
HrMs O 15 (Lt. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. W.B.L. Holms, RCN). Iroquois was escorting HMS Ajax (Capt. J.J. Weld, MVO, RN) on which HrMs O 15 conducted practice attacks. (1)
30 Jan 1943
HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. W.B.L. Holms, RCN) completed her work up period.
28 Aug 1943
HrMs O 15 (Lt.Cdr. A.J. Schouwenaar, RNN) conducted A/S exercises with HMS Spartan (Capt. P.V. McLaughlin, RN), HMS Hardy (Lt.Cdr. R. Horncastle, RN), HMS Rocket (Lt.Cdr. H.B. Acworth, OBE, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN) and USS Isherwood (Cdr. R.E. Gadrow, USN). (2)
25 Oct 1943
HMS Tuna (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMS Impulsive (Lt.Cdr. P. Bekenn, RN) and later with HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN). (3)
13 Dec 1943
HMS Telemachus (Cdr. W.D.A. King, DSO, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Scapa Flow together with HMS Tenacious (Lt.Cdr. D.F. Townsend, RN), HMCS Iroquois (Cdr. J.C. Hibbard DSC, RCN), HMCS Haida (Cdr. H.G. De Wolf, RCN) and HMS Gleaner (Lt.Cdr. F.J.G. Hewitt, DSC and Bar, RN). (4)
- File 2.12.03.6397 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- File 2.12.03.6398 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18313
- ADM 173/18214
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.