Allied Warships

HMCS Comox (J 64)

Minesweeper of the Fundy class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 64 
Built byBurrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered23 Aug 1937 
Laid down5 Feb 1938 
Launched9 Aug 1938 
Commissioned23 Nov 1938 
End service27 Jul 1945 

Decommissioned 27 July 1945.
Sold to China in 1946 and renamed Sung Ming.


Commands listed for HMCS Comox (J 64)

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1Lt.Cdr. Henry Wickens Stephens Soulsby, RCN28 Oct 193826 May 1940
2Lt. Dickson Carlile Wallace, RCNR27 May 194027 Jul 1940
3A/Cdr. Henry Wickens Stephens Soulsby, RCN28 Jul 19409 Oct 1940
4T/Lt. Reginald Ray Kenney, RCNR10 Oct 194022 Jun 1941
5T/Lt. Thomas Gilmour, RCNR23 Jun 19412 Aug 1941

6T/Lt. Jeffry Reginald Biggs, RCNR29 Sep 194125 Mar 1942
7T/Lt. Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNR26 Mar 19423 Aug 1942
8T/Lt. James Philip Ashton Duggan, RCNR4 Aug 194210 Apr 1944
9Ch.Skr. Joseph Eudore Napoleon Vezina, RCNR11 Apr 194427 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Comox include:

14 Jan 1945
HMCS Comox and HMCS Fundy together pick up 66 survivors from the American merchant Martin Van Buren that was torpedoed and damaged by German U-boat U-1232 east of Halifax in position 44°28'N, 63°28'W.

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