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)
16 Jan 1945
Around 1430A/16, HrMs Tjerk Hiddes (Lt.Cdr. N.W. Sluijter, RNethN) departed Falmouth escorting the transports Eros (British, 5888 GRT, built 1936) and Indochinois (British, 6966 GRT, built 1939).
The transports arrived at Liverpool on 18 January 1945.
HrMs Tjerk Hiddes continued on to the Clyde arriving there around 1130A/18.
The Canadian ships arrived at Londonderry on the 18th. (6)
- ADM 173/18719
- ADM 173/19026
- ADM 173/19194
- File 2.12.03.6373 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/19365
- File 2.12.03.2101 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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