Allied Warships

HMCS Rimouski (K 121)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 121 
Built byDavie Shipbuilding and Repairing Co. Ltd. (Lauzon, Quebec, Canada) 
Ordered22 Jan 1940 
Laid down12 Jul 1940 
Launched3 Oct 1940 
Commissioned26 Apr 1941 
End service24 Jul 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 28 August 1943.

Decommissioned on 24 June 1945.
Scrapped in Canada in December 1950.


Commands listed for HMCS Rimouski (K 121)

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1T/Lt. John Willard Bonner, RCNR27 Apr 194111 Nov 1941
2A/Lt.Cdr. Angus George Boulton, RCNVR12 Nov 19411 Dec 1942
3T/Lt. Reginald John Pickford, RCNVR2 Dec 19429 Sep 1944
4T/Lt. Cyril Douglas Chivers, RCNVR10 Sep 194417 Dec 1944
5T/A/Lt.Cdr. Douglas Mitchell MacDonald, RCNVR18 Dec 194412 Jun 1945
6T/Lt. Thomas Stephenson Cook, RCNVR13 Jun 194524 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Rimouski include:

15 Dec 1943
HMS H 32 (Lt. K.S. Renshaw, DSC, RNR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Rimouski (T/Lt. R.J. Pickford, RCNVR), HMCS Eyebright (T/Lt. H.L. Quinn, RCNVR), HMCS Saskatchewan (Cdr. R.C. Medley, DSO, RN) and HMCS Pictou (T/A/Lt.Cdr. G.K. Fox, RCNVR). (1)

7 Mar 1944
HrMs O 9 (Lt. J.B.M.J. Maas, RNN) participated in A/S exercises off Lough Foyle together with HMS Louis (A/Lt.Cdr. R. Johnston, RNR), HMCS Waskesiu (Lt.Cdr. J.P. Fraser, RCNR), HMCS Rimouski (T/Lt. R.J. Pickford, RCNVR) and HMCS Snowberry (T/Lt. J.A. Dunn, RCNVR). (2)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


  1. ADM 173/17777
  2. File (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)

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

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