HMCS Moosejaw (K 164)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||12 Aug 1940|
|Launched||9 Apr 1941|
|Commissioned||19 Jun 1941|
|End service||8 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 23 March 1944.
Decommissioned 8 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Moosejaw (K 164)
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|1||Lt. Frederick Ernest Grubb, RCN||3 Jun 1941||18 Dec 1941|
|2||T/Lt. Henry Drummond Campsie, RCNR||19 Dec 1941||13 Feb 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR||14 Feb 1942||29 Aug 1943|
|4||T/Lt. John Eastwood Taylor, RCNVR||30 Aug 1943||6 Oct 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Lewis Dennis Quick, RCNR||7 Oct 1943||3 Feb 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Harold Brynjolfson, RCNVR||14 Mar 1944||12 Oct 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Alexander Harvey, RCNR||13 Oct 1944||8 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Moosejaw include:
10 Sep 1941
German U-boat U-501 was sunk at 2330hrs on 10 September 1941 in the Denmark Strait south of Angmagsalik, Greenland, in position 62°50'N, 37°50'W, by depth charges and ramming from the Canadian corvettes HMCS Chambly (A/Cdr. J.D. Prentice, RCN) and HMCS Moosejaw (Lt. F.E. Grubb, RCN).
See also this website for Lt. Grubb's report (offsite link).
11 Sep 1941
HMCS Kenogami (Lt.Cdr. R. Jackson, RCNVR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN) together pick up 41 survivors from the British merchant Berury that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-207 east of Cape Farewell in position 62°40'N, 38°50'W.
11 Oct 1941
HrMs O 10 (Lt. Baron D.T. Mackay, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Tobermory together with HMNZS Moa (Lt.Cdr. P.G. Connolly, DSC, RNZNVR) and HMS Visenda (T/Lt. S.F. Archer, RNR), HMCS Moosejaw (Lt. F.E. Grubb, RCN) and FFS Roselys. (1)
9 Jan 1942
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. H.D. Campsie, RCNR) ran aground off the south entrance of St. John's harbour.
19 Feb 1942
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCNR) was grounded again (see January 9th) at south entrance to St. John's harbour. She was undergoing temporary repairs at St. John's until 5 March when she left for Saint John, New Brunswick for permanent repairs that lasted until 25 June.
20 Jan 1943
HMS H 34 (Lt. G.M. Noll, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Hastings (Lt.Cdr. L.B. Philpott, DSC, RD, RNR), HMS Lulworth (Lt.Cdr.(Retd.) C. Gwinner, DSO, RN), HMCS Kitchener (T/A/Lt.Cdr. W. Evans, RCNVR), HMCS Algoma (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Harding, RCNR), HMCS Regina (T/A/Lt.Cdr. H. Freeland, RCNR) and HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. L.D. Quick, RCN). (4)
28 Feb 1945
HMCS Moosejaw (T/Lt. A. Harvey, RCNR) picks up 6 survivors from the British merchant Norfolk Coast that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-1302 south-west of Strumble Head in position 51°58'N, 05°25'W.
- File 2.12.03.6377 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)
- ADM 173/17305
- ADM 173/17244
- ADM 173/17790
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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