HMCS Dauphin (K 157)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||6 Jul 1940|
|Launched||24 Oct 1940|
|Commissioned||17 May 1941|
|End service||20 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extension at Pictou (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 5 September 1943.
Decommissioned 20 June 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Dauphin (K 157)
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|1||T/Lt. Robert Aubern Stuart MacNeil, RCNR||14 May 1941||17 Jan 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Matthew Howard Wallace, RCNR||18 Jan 1943||10 Oct 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Edward Ross O'Kelly, RCNVR||11 Oct 1944||20 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Dauphin include:
11 Feb 1942
HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) picks up 30 survivors from the Norwegian merchant Heina that was torpedoed and sunk south of Iceland in position 56°10'N, 21°07'W by the German merchant U-136.
26 Jul 1942
At 07.57 hours on 26 July 1942 German U-boat U-607 attacked convoy ON-113 about 300 nautical miles east of Cape Race and observed two hits on a freighter and heard one detonation further away. At 08.11 hours the same day German U-boat U-704 attacked the same convoy and saw one detonation. It seems that both U-boats had hit the British merchant Empire Rainbow. The master, 38 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Burnham (A/Cdr. T. Taylor, RN) and the Canadian corvette HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and landed at St. John's, Newfoundland.
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). (1)
23 Dec 1942
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with USS Spencer, HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and HMS Tango (T/Lt. J. Hunter, RNR) plus ships from the 37th Escort Group. (2)
10 Mar 1943
HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the British merchant Nailsea Court that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-229 south of Reykjavik, Iceland in position 58°45'N, 21°57'W.
21 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Arcturus (T/Lt. H.R. Grief, RNR), HMS Monkshood (Lt. G.W. McGuiness, RNR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR), HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. R.A.S. MacNeil, RCNR) and HMS Winchelsea (Lt. C.T. Shuttleworth, RNVR). (5)
11 Mar 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Grindall (Cdr. W. Cole, RD, RNR), HMCS Summerside (T/Lt. G. St. A.Mongenais, RCNVR), HMCS Rosthern (T/A/Lt.Cdr. R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and HMCS Dauphin (T/Lt. M.H. Wallace, RCNR). (6)
- ADM 173/17217
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/17792
- ADM 173/17788
- ADM 173/17777
- ADM 173/18493
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.