Allied Warships

HMCS Nene (K 270)

Frigate of the River class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 270 
Built bySmith's Dock Co., Ltd. (South Bank-on-Tees, U.K.) 
Ordered24 Jan 1942 
Laid down20 Jun 1942 
Launched9 Dec 1942 
Commissioned4 Jun 1944 
End service11 Jun 1945 

Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 11 June 1945.
Scrapped in August 1955.

Former nameHMS Nene

Commands listed for HMCS Nene (K 270)

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1T/A/Lt.Cdr. Eric Rigby Shaw, RCNR28 Mar 194411 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Nene include:

6 Feb 1945
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Loch Alsh with HMCS Monnow (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR), HMCS Nene (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) and HMCS Loch Alvie (T/Lt.Cdr. Ernest George Old, RCNR). (1)

6 Apr 1945
HMCS Nene (T/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR) picks up 264 survivors from the British troop transport Cuba that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1195 south-east of the Isle of Wight in position 50°36'N, 00°58'W.

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Frigates of the Royal Canadian Navy 1943-1974

MacPherson, Ken


  1. ADM 173/20257

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

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