HMCS Halifax (K 237)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||26 Apr 1941|
|Launched||4 Oct 1941|
|Commissioned||26 Nov 1941|
|End service||12 Jul 1945|
Decommissioned 12 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Halifax (K 237)
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|1||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Charles Copelin, RCNR||15 Nov 1941||6 Feb 1943|
|2||T/Lt. Maurice Faulkner Oliver, RCNR||7 Feb 1943||21 Jun 1944|
|3||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Ross Malcolm Hanbury, RCNVR||22 Jun 1944||???|
|4||T/Lt. Leslie Esmond Horne, RCNVR||4 Sep 1944||12 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Halifax include:
19 May 1942
HMCS Halifax (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C. Copelin, RCNR) picks up 3 survivors from the American trawler Foam that was sunk on 17 May 1942 by gunfire from German U-boat U-432 about 85 nautical miles south of Halifax.
14 Feb 1944
HMS H 34 (Lt. R.L. Jay, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMS Azalea (Lt.Cdr. G.C. Geddes, RD, RNR), HMCS Halifax (T/Lt. M.F. Oliver, RCNR) and HMCS Fredericton (A/Lt.Cdr. John Eric Harrington, RCNVR). (1)
26 Mar 1944
HMS H 50 (T/Lt. A.F. Wicker, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Lough Foyle with HMCS Chilliwack (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.R. Coughlin, RCNVR), HMCS St. Laurent (Lt.Cdr. G.H. Stephen, OBE, DSC, RCNR), HMCS Halifax (T/Lt. M.F. Oliver, RCNR), HMCS Chaudiere (A/Lt.Cdr. C.P. Nixon, RCN), HMCS Fennel (A/Lt.Cdr. W.P. Moffat, RCNVR), HMCS St. Catharines (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.F. Pickard, RCNR) and HMCS Morden (T/Lt. E.C. Smith, RCNVR). (2)
- ADM 173/18492
- ADM 173/18526
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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