Allied Warships

HMCS Kamsack (K 171)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 171 
Built byPort Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered1 Feb 1940 
Laid down20 Nov 1940 
Launched5 May 1941 
Commissioned4 Oct 1941 
End service22 Jul 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) completed on 14 March 1944.

Decommissioned 22 July 1945.
Became the Venezuelan Carabobo in 1945. She was lost in December 1945.


Commands listed for HMCS Kamsack (K 171)

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1T/Lt. Egbert Randell, RCNR21 Sep 194117 May 1943
2Lt.Cdr. William Charles Halliday, RCNR18 May 19438 Feb 1944
3T/Lt. John Foggo Carmichael, RCNR9 Feb 194410 May 1945
4T/Lt. Ross Franklin Wilson, RCNVR11 May 194527 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Kamsack include:

18 Jan 1943
HMCS Kamsack (T/Lt. E. Randell, RCNR) completed a refit at Halifax.

Media links

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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