HMCS Arrowhead (K 145)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Marine Industries Ltd. (Sorel, Quebec, Canada)|
|Ordered||22 Jan 1940|
|Laid down||11 Apr 1940|
|Launched||8 Aug 1940|
|Commissioned||22 Nov 1940|
|End service||27 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extended at Baltimore (Maryland, U.S.A.) on 25 May 1944.
Decommissioned and returned to the Royal Navy on 27 June 1945.
|Former name||HMS Arrowhead|
Commands listed for HMCS Arrowhead (K 145)
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|1||T/Lt. Victor Harrison Torraville, RCNR||21 Nov 1940||17 Jan 1941|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Edgar George Skinner, RCNR||18 Jan 1941||19 Apr 1943|
|3||Skr.Lt. Lester Alton Hickey, RCNR||20 Apr 1943||10 Feb 1944|
|4||T/Lt. William Percy Wickett, RCNVR||11 Feb 1944||4 Mar 1944|
|5||T/Lt. Roy Howard Sylvester, RCNVR||5 Mar 1944||15 Apr 1944|
|6||Skr.Lt. Lester Alton Hickey, RCNR||16 Apr 1944||21 Oct 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Roy Howard Sylvester, RCNVR||22 Oct 1944||27 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Arrowhead include:
9 Oct 1942
HMCS Hepatica (T/Lt. T. Gilmour, RCNR) and HMCS Arrowhead (Cdr. E.G. Skinner, DSO, RCNR) together pick up 19 survivors from the Canadian merchant Carolus that was torpedoed and sunk in the Gulf of St.Lawrence near Bic Island in position 48°47'N, 68°10'W by German U-boat U-69.
26 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR), HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN), HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR) and HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR). (1)
27 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Thetford Mines (T/Lt. J.A.R. Allan, DSC, RCNVR), HMCS Cobourg (T/Lt. G.H. Johnson, RCNVR), HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Guelph (Lt. G.H. Hayes, DSC, RCN).
1 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with and HMCS Runnymede (Lt. R.C. Chenoweth, RCNVR), HMCS Joliette (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR), HMCS Arrowhead (Skr.Lt. L.A. Hickey, RCNR) and HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR). (1)
16 Apr 1945
HMCS Arrowhead (K 145) helped search for survivors from the sinking of HMCS Esquimalt (J 272) after it was sunk (2)
- ADM 199/1830
- Personal communication
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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