Allied Warships

HMCS Elk (S 05)

Armed Yacht

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeArmed Yacht
Class[No specific class] 
PennantS 05 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched3 Apr 1926 
Commissioned10 Sep 1940 
End service4 Aug 1945 

Displacement: 578 tons
Lenght: 188 feet
Speed: 11 knots
Compliment: 5+35
Armament: 1 4" gun

Completed in August 1926 as yacht Arcadia.

Aquired on 20 June 1940.

Decommissioned on 4 August 1945, returned to her owner

Former nameArcadia

Commands listed for HMCS Elk (S 05)

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1A/Lt.Cdr. Norman Vincent Clark, RCNR20 Jun 194024 Jun 1941

2T/Lt. Thomas Gilmour, RCNR18 Aug 194131 Oct 1941
3T/Lt. Thomas Bottrell Edwards, RCNR1 Nov 194111 Dec 1942
4T/Lt. James Alexander Dunn, RCNVR12 Dec 194214 Apr 1943
5T/Skr.Lt. Walter Kenneth Stanley Hines, RCNR15 Apr 19434 Aug 1945

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