Allied Warships

HMCS Mahone (J 159)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassBangor 
PennantJ 159 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byNorth Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered23 Feb 1940 
Laid down13 Aug 1940 
Launched14 Nov 1940 
Commissioned29 Sep 1941 
End service 1958 
History

Decommissioned 6 November 1945.
Recommissioned after 1949 with penant number 192.
Decommissioned and transferred to Turkey in 1958.
Renamed Beylerbeyi and served untill 1972.

 

Commands listed for HMCS Mahone (J 159)

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CommanderFromTo
1T/Lt. Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR29 Sep 194131 May 1942
2T/Lt. Kenneth David Heath, RCNVR1 Jun 194230 Jan 1944
3T/Lt. William Turner, RCNR31 Jan 1944mid 1944
4T/Lt. John Campbell Tyrer, RCNVRmid 19445 Jun 1944
5T/Lt. Lyle Robert Hoar, RCNVR5 Jun 194425 Mar 1945
6T/Lt. Norman Russell Chappell, RCNVR26 Mar 19456 Nov 1945

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Notable events involving Mahone include:


19 Jan 1943
HMCS Mahone (Lt. W. Turner, RCNR) commenced a refit at Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada.

29 Jan 1944
HMCS Mahone (Lt. W. Turner, RCNR) was damaged in a collision with the merchant Fort Townshend off Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, Canada. After repairs, trials and workup Mahone returned to service in August.

25 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR), HMCS Border Cities (Lt. B.P. Young, RCNR) and HMS Foam (Lt. W.J.H. Moorman, DSC, RN). (1)

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)

31 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR), HMCS Peterborough (T/Lt. J.B. Raine, RCNR), HMS Frolic (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.J. Wilkie, RNR) and HMCS Mahone (T/Lt. L.R. Hoar, RCNVR). (1)

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)

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1830

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


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