HMCS Lethbridge (K 160)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Canadian Vickers Ltd. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||20 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||5 Aug 1940|
|Launched||21 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||25 Jun 1941|
|End service||23 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Sydney (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 27 March 1944.
Decommissioned 23 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Lethbridge (K 160)
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|1||T/Lt. William Mahan, RCNR||25 Jun 1941||13 Aug 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Redvers Hocken, RCNR||14 Aug 1941||7 Sep 1941|
|3||T/Lt. Harry Freeland, RCNR||8 Sep 1941||20 Oct 1942|
|4||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Roy Stanley Kelley, RCNR||21 Oct 1942||21 Apr 1943|
|5||T/Lt.Cdr. William Woods, RCNR||22 Apr 1943||15 Jun 1943|
|6||T/Lt. St. Clair Balfour, RCNVR||16 Jun 1943||26 Dec 1943|
|7||T/Lt. Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR||27 Dec 1943||19 Aug 1944|
|8||T/Lt. Joseph Roberts, RCNVR||20 Aug 1944||30 Sep 1944|
|9||T/Lt. Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR||1 Oct 1944||14 Apr 1945|
|10||T/Lt. James William Bessay, RCNVR||15 Apr 1945||7 May 1945|
|11||T/Lt. John Holland, RCNVR||8 May 1945||23 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Lethbridge include:
15 May 1942
HMS H 28 (Lt. R.E. Boddington, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Lethbridge (T/Lt. H Freeland, RCNR), HMCS Shawinigan (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Balfry, RCNR), HMCS Prescott (Lt. G.H. Davidson, RCN), HMS Churchill (Cdr.(Retd.) P.J. Fitzgerald, RN) and USS Saucy (Lt. A.J. Smith, USN). (1)
- ADM 173/17201
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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