Allied Warships

HMCS Hespeler (K 489)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 489 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down25 May 1943 
Launched13 Nov 1943 
Commissioned28 Feb 1944 
End service15 Nov 1945 

Decommissioned 15 November 1945.
Sold into mercantile service in 1947 being renamed Chilcotin.

Former nameHMS Guildford Castle

Commands listed for HMCS Hespeler (K 489)

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1T/Lt.Cdr. Nevill Spencer Charles Dickinson, RCNVR21 Feb 194413 Nov 1944
2T/Lt. George Percy Manning, RCNVR14 Nov 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Hespeler include:

15 Apr 1944
HMS H 28 (Lt. A.S. Melville-Ross, DSC, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with ships from the First Support Group and later with HMCS Hespeler (T/Lt.Cdr. N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR). (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/18472

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

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