HMCS Giffard (K 402)
Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Alexander Hall & Co. Ltd. (Aberdeen Scotland)|
|Ordered||2 Feb 1942|
|Laid down||30 Nov 1942|
|Launched||19 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||10 Nov 1943|
|End service||5 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned on 5 July 1945. Scrapped in Canada in October 1952.
|Former name||HMS Buddleia|
Commands listed for HMCS Giffard (K 402)
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|1||T/Lt. Charles Petersen, RCNR||30 Oct 1943||9 May 1944|
|2||T/Lt. George Henry Matheson, RCNR||10 May 1944||5 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Giffard include:
7 May 1944
HMCS Giffard (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Petersen, RCNR) picks up 43 survivors from HMCS Valleyfield that was torpedoed and sunk about 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland in position 46°03'N, 52°24'W by German U-boat U-548. 5 of the survivors later died of exposure.
- ADM 173/20176
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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