HMCS Camrose (K 154)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Marine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||17 Sep 1940|
|Launched||16 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||30 Jun 1941|
|End service||22 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 15 october 1943.
Took part in operations Torch and Neptune.
Decommissioned 22 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Camrose (K 154)
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|1||T/Lt. Louis Raymond Pavillard, RCNR||12 Apr 1941||7 Nov 1944|
|2||T/Lt. James Barrett Lamb, RCNVR||25 Nov 1944||22 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Camrose include:
7 Feb 1943
HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) picks up 72 survivors from the British merchant Empire Banner that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-77 west of Algiers in position 36°48'N, 01°32'E.
12 Apr 1943
The Canadian destroyer HMCS St. Croix (A/Lt.Cdr. A.H. Dobson, DSC, RCNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (Lt L.R. Pavillard, RCNVR) together pick up 28 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Ingerfire that was torpedoed and sunk the previous day about 400 nautical miles east of Newfoundland, Canada in position 51°29'N, 42°59'W.
8 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-757 was sunk in the North Atlantic south-west of Ireland, in position 50°33'N, 18°03'W, by depth charges from the British frigate HMS Bayntun (Lt.Cdr. L.P. Bourke, RNZNR) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (A/T/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR).
28 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR). (1)
29 Feb 1944
HMS H 44 (Lt. P.N. Joyce, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Campanula (T/Lt. I. Bull, RNVR), HMS Heather (T/Lt. W.L. Turner, RNR), HMCS Lunenburg (T/Lt. D.L. Miller, RCNVR), HMCS Prescott (A/Lt.Cdr. W. McIsaac, RCNVR), a href=/allies/warships/ship/807.html>HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (2)
16 Mar 1944
HrMs Zeehond (Lt.Cdr. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) was ordered to proceed to Lerwick. She was to patrol off Norway as the British thought the German battleship Tirpitz was going to return to Germany for repairs. Safari made the passage North together with HMS Safari HMS Safari (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) J.R.G. Harvey, RN) and HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN). They were escorted by the Canadian corvette HMCS Camrose (T/A/Lt.Cdr. L.R. Pavillard, RCNR). (4)
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/18513
- ADM 173/18493
- ADM 199/1855
- ADM 173/19287
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.