Allied Warships

HMCS Orangeville (K 491)

Corvette of the Castle class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassCastle 
PennantK 491 
Built byHenry Robb Ltd. (Leith, U.K.) 
Ordered19 Jan 1943 
Laid down23 Jul 1943 
Launched26 Jan 1944 
Commissioned24 Apr 1944 
End service12 Apr 1946 
History

Decommissioned 12 April 1946.
Sold into mercantile service in 1947 being renamed Ta Tung.  

Former nameHMS Hedingham Castle

Commands listed for HMCS Orangeville (K 491)

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1Lt. Francis Rodney Pike, RCNVR24 Apr 1944Oct 1945 ?

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Notable events involving Orangeville include:


17 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), HNoMS Tunsberg Castle and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (1)

22 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Capel (Lt. B.G. Heslop, DSC, RN), HMS Caprice (Lt.Cdr. G.W. McKendrick, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (1)

26 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Stork (Cdr.(Retd.) G.W.E. Castens, DSO, RN), HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (1)

27 May 1944
HMS Una (Lt. C.A.J. Nicholl, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Tobermory with HMS Loch Killin (Lt.Cdr. S. Darling, RANVR), HMS Duncan (Lt. D.G.D. Hall-Wright, RN) and HMCS Orangeville (Lt. F.R. Pike, RCNVR). (1)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 173/19192

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


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