HMCS Brandon (K 149)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Davie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||10 Oct 1940|
|Launched||29 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||22 Jul 1941|
|End service||22 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at the New York Navy Yard (New York, New York, U.S.A.) completed on 4 March 1944.
Decommissioned on 22 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Brandon (K 149)
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|1||T/Lt. John Caldecott Littler, RCNR||3 Jun 1941||19 Aug 1942|
|2||T/Lt. Rendell James Godschal Johnson, RCNVR||20 Aug 1942||20 Sep 1942|
|3||T/Lt. John Caldecott Littler, RCNR||21 Sep 1942||24 Nov 1942|
|4||T/Lt. Herbert Evans McArthur, RCNVR||25 Nov 1942||25 May 1944|
|5||T/Lt. John Forbes Evans, RCNVR||26 May 1944||26 Apr 1945|
|6||T/Lt. Philip Joseph Lawrence, RCNR||27 Apr 1945||22 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Brandon include:
21 Apr 1942
HMS H 43 (Lt. F.D.G. Challis, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Assiniboine (A/Lt.Cdr. J.H. Stubbs, RCN), HMCS Fennel (T/Lt. J.M. Gillison, RCNR), HMS Dianthus (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C.E. Bridgman, RNR), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. J.C. Littler, RCNR) and HMS Winchelsea (Lt.Cdr. G.W. Gregorie, RNR). (1)
28 Jul 1942
HMCS Brandon (Lt. J.C. Littler, RCNR) picks up 45 men of the British merchant Broompark that was torpedoed and damaged on 25 July 1942 by German U-boat U-552 east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 49°02'N, 40°26'W.
The Broompark finally sank at 0600 hours on 28 July 1942 while under tow of the USN tug USS Cherokee in position 47°41'N, 51°50'W.
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). (2)
11 Sep 1942
HMS H 32 (Lt. J.R. Drummond, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR), HMCS Drumheller (A/Cdr. G.H. Griffiths, RCN) and Morden (T/Lt. J.J. Hodgkinson, RCNR). (2)
5 Apr 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. J.P. Angell, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Collingwood (Lt. D.W. Groos, RCN), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) P.J. Fitzgerald, RN), HMCS Amherst (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L. de la C. Audette, RCNVR), HMS Landguard (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) T.S.L. Fox-Pitt, RN) and HMS Starwort (Lt. A.H. Kent, RNR). (3)
5 Apr 1943
HMS Satyr (Lt. T.S. Weston, RN) conducted A/S exercises in the Clyde area with HMS Philante (Capt. A.J. Baker-Cresswell, DSO, RN). Upon completion of these HMS Satyr departed the Clyde for Londonderry, being escorted by HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR). (4)
1 Jul 1943
HMS P 511 (Lt. C.W. Taylor, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Hotspur (Cdr. A.M. McKillop, RN), HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMS Borage (T/Lt.Cdr. A. Harrison, RNR), HMS Dahlia (T/Lt. M.S. Work, RNR), HMS Lagan (Lt.Cdr. A. Ayre, RNR), HMCS Kamloops (T/Lt. D.M. Stewart, RCNR) and HMS Primrose (T/Lt. P.E. Kitto, RNR). (5)
26 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Brandon (T/Lt. H.E. McArthur, RCNVR), HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. P.C. Evans, RCNR) and HMCS Woodstock (T/Lt. C.E. Wright, RCNVR). (8)
- ADM 173/17248
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17793
- ADM 173/17998
- ADM 173/17926
- ADM 173/17787
- File 2.12.03.6372 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/18528
- ADM 173/20174
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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