HMCS Arnprior (K 494)
Corvette of the Castle class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Harland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1943|
|Laid down||21 Jun 1943|
|Launched||8 Feb 1944|
|Commissioned||8 Jun 1944|
|End service||14 Mar 1946|
Decommissioned on 14 March 1946. Sold in 1948 to Uruguay being renamed Montevideo.
|Former name||HMS Rising Castle|
Commands listed for HMCS Arnprior (K 494)
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|1||T/Lt.Cdr. Alan Herbert Easton, DSC, RCNR||28 Aug 1945||14 Mar 1946|
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Notable events involving Arnprior include:
28 Jul 1944
HMS Shakespeare (Lt. D. Swanston, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMS Hurst Castle (Lt. H.G. Chesterman, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMCS Huntsville (T/Lt. C.B. Hermann, RCNVR). (1)
30 Jul 1944
HMS Tiptoe (Lt.Cdr. P.R.H. Harrison, DSO, DSC and Bar, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS St. Thomas (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.P. Denny, RCNR). (2)
3 Aug 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. R.W. van Lynden, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMS Bamborough Castle (T/Lt. M.S. Work, DSC and Bar, RNR) and HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR). (4)
17 Dec 1944
HMS Vengeful (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Larne with HMCS Arnprior (T/Lt. S.D. Thom, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS Frontenac (T/Lt. M.C. Bull, RCNVR) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (5)
- ADM 173/18719
- ADM 173/19026
- ADM 173/19194
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19365
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.