Allied Warships

HMCS Quinte (J 166)

Minesweeper of the Bangor class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantJ 166 
ModVTE reciprocating engined 
Built byBurrard Dry Dock Co. Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 
Ordered23 Feb 1940 
Laid down14 Dec 1940 
Launched3 Aug 1941 
Commissioned30 Aug 1941 
End service25 Oct 1945 

Decommissioned 25 October 1945.
Scrapped in August 1947.


Commands listed for HMCS Quinte (J 166)

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1T/Lt. Charles Alexander Nicol, RCNR30 Aug 1941ca early43

2T/Lt. Douglas Cluny McPherson, RCNVR27 Jun 194425 Oct 1945

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Notable events involving Quinte include:

30 Nov 1942
HMCS Quinte (T/Lt. C.A. Nicol, RCNR) was damaged after running aground at the entrance to St. Peter's Canal, Cape Breton. Quinte had just completed a refit before she went aground and was beached to prevent sinking. Salvage operations were conducted over the winter of 1943. Repairs were not completed until June 1944, after which she was assigned to training duties.

7 Jun 1945
HMS Seawolf (T/A/Lt. W.W. Holmes, RCNVR) departed Digby for Halifax. She was escorted by HMCS Quinte (T/Lt. D.C. McPherson, RCNVR).

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