Allied Warships

HMCS Arnprior (K 494)

Corvette of the Castle class

HMCS Arnprior as completed

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 494 
Built byHarland & Wolff Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland) 
Ordered23 Jan 1943 
Laid down21 Jun 1943 
Launched8 Feb 1944 
Commissioned8 Jun 1944 
End service14 Mar 1946 

Decommissioned on 14 March 1946. Sold in 1948 to Uruguay being renamed Montevideo.

Former nameHMS Rising Castle

Commands listed for HMCS Arnprior (K 494)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Alan Herbert Easton, DSC, RCNR28 Aug 194514 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Arnprior include:

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). (1)

Media links

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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