Allied Warships

HMCS Baddeck (K 147)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 147 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down14 Aug 1940 
Launched20 Nov 1940 
Commissioned18 May 1941 
End service4 Jul 1945 

Fo'c's'le extendtion at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 15 november 1943.

Decommissioned 4 July 1945.
Became the merchantile Efthai in 1947 and then Yusuf Z. Alireza in 1948.
Lost ashore near Jedda on 11 March 1966.


Commands listed for HMCS Baddeck (K 147)

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1T/Lt. Alan Herbert Easton, RCNR10 Apr 19415 Apr 1942
2T/Lt. William Ernest Nicholson, RCNR6 Apr 194220 Apr 1942
3Lt. Lysson Gordon Cumming, RCNVR21 Apr 19425 Oct 1942
4T/Lt. John Brock, RCNVR6 Oct 194217 Oct 1943
5T/Lt. Grant Cullen Brown, RCNVR18 Oct 194319 Apr 1944
6T/A/Lt.Cdr. Frank Goddard Hutchings, RCNR20 Apr 194423 Jul 1944
7T/Lt. Claude Lane Campbell, RCNVR24 Jul 194414 Oct 1944
8T/Lt. Douglas Horton Tozer, RCNVR15 Oct 19444 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Baddeck include:

17 Oct 1941
The Norwegian merchant Barfonn is torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic in position 56°58'N, 25°04'W by German U-boat U-432. The Canadian corvette HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. A.H. Easton, RCNR) later picks up 2 survivors.

30 Jun 1943
HMS H 34 (T/Lt. R.L. Willoughby, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Drumheller (T/Lt. L.P. Denny, RCNR), HMCS Chambly (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR), HMCS Fennel (T/Lt. R.B. Warwick, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. J. Brock, RCNVR) and HMCS Orillia (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR). (1)

19 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), HMCS Baddeck (T/Lt. G.C. Brown, RCNVR), HMCS Dunver (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR) and HMCS New Westminster (T/Lt. R.O. McKenzie, RCNR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/17795
  2. ADM 173/18472

ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.

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