HMCS Arvida (K 113)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Morton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||23 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||28 Feb 1940|
|Launched||21 Sep 1940|
|Commissioned||22 May 1941|
|End service||14 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) completed on 8 April 1944.
Decommissioned 14 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Arvida (K 113)
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|1||T/Lt. Alastair Ian MacKay, RCNR||1 Nov 1940||20 Sep 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Dudley Gawen King, RCNVR||21 Sep 1942||15 Mar 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Donald William Green Storey, RCNVR||16 Mar 1944||19 Nov 1944|
|4||T/Skr.Lt. Ernest Stanley Nelson Pleasance, RCNR||20 Nov 1944||4 Dec 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Donald William Green Storey, RCNVR||5 Dec 1944||30 Dec 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Jean Charles Paul Desrochers, RCNVR||31 Dec 1944||17 Jan 1945|
|7||T/Lt. Donald William Green Storey, RCNVR||18 Jan 1945||14 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Arvida include:
4 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Amherst (T/Lt. H.G. Denyer, RCNR), HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Ottawa (A/Lt.Cdr. C.A. Rutherford, RCN), HMCS Sherbrooke (T/Lt. J.A.M. Levesque, RCNR), HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. A.I. MacKay, RCNR) and HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR). (1)
12 Sep 1942
HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. A.I. MacKay, RCNR) picks up 52 survivors from the British merchant Empire Moonbeam and 85 survivors from the British merchant Hektoria that were torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-608 in the North Atlantic in position 48°55'N, 33°38'W.
2 Nov 1942
HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. A.I. MacKay, RCNR) picks up 27 survivors from the British merchant Maritima that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-522 in the North Atlantic about 500 nautical miles north-east of St. John's, Canada in position 52°20'N, 45°40'W.
18 Apr 1943
HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR) picks up 50 survivors from the British merchant Fort Rampart that was torpedoed and finally sunk with gunfire by German U-boat U-226 about 900 nautical miles east-north-east of the Azores in position 47°28'N, 22°00'W.
9 Jun 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. J.A. Spender, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Kootenay (A/Lt.Cdr. K.L. Dyer, DSC, RCN), HMCS Ottawa (Cdr. H.F. Pullen, OBE, RCN), HMS Dianthus (T/A/Lt.Cdr. N.F. Israel, RNR), HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Wetaskiwin (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.R. Kidston, RCNVR). (2)
3 Oct 1943
HMS H 33 (Lt. D.G. Kent, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Bombardier (A/Skr.Lt. C.W. Burman, RNR), HMS Grenadier (A/Skr.Lt. A.G. Day, RNR), HMS Skate (Lt. J.C. Rushbrooke, DSC, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR) and HMCS Arvida (T/Lt. D.G. King, RCNVR). (3)
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17783
- ADM 173/17787
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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