Allied Warships

HMCS Sudbury (K 162)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 162 
Built byKingston Shipbuilding Co. (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 
Ordered7 Feb 1940 
Laid down25 Jan 1941 
Launched31 May 1941 
Commissioned15 Oct 1941 
End service28 Aug 1945 

Fo'c's'le extention at Vancouver (British Columbia, Canada) completed on 10 May 1944.

Decommissioned 28 August 1945.
Became the merchantile Sudbury (name not changed) in 1949.
Scrapped in 1967.


Commands listed for HMCS Sudbury (K 162)

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1T/Lt. Alexander McAllister McLarnon, RCNR15 Oct 19413 May 1943
2T/Lt. Douglas Sutherland Martin, RCNR4 May 19439 Jan 1944
3T/Lt. Gordon Leslie Mackay, RCNR10 Jan 194419 Mar 1944
4T/A/Lt.Cdr. James Wake Golby, DSC, RCNVR20 Mar 194419 Jun 1945

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Notable events involving Sudbury include:

HMCS Sudbury's bell was installed in a showcase in the city's Tom Davies Square, which is the city hall for Sudbury, along with the ship's bell from Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Admiral Mountbatten. The presentation took place on June 4th 1983 during the city's centennial celebrations.The bell was presented to the City of Sudbury by Lieutenant Peter Chance a young Naval Officer from Ottawa in a ceremony attended by the Sea Cadets in 1946. It disappeared for many years but was recovered and kept in safe keeping until installed in City hall. (1)

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Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc


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