HMCS Kentville (J 312)
Minesweeper of the Bangor class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Mod||VTE reciprocating engined|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Laid down||15 Dec 1941|
|Launched||17 Apr 1942|
|Commissioned||10 Oct 1942|
Decommissioned 28 October 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Kentville (J 312)
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|1||T/Lt. John Gwyndaf Hughes, RCNR||15 Sep 1942||21 Mar 1944|
|2||T/Lt. William James Gilmore, RCNVR||22 Mar 1944||21 Jul 1944|
|3||T/Lt. Frank Gordon Rainsford, RCNVR||22 Jul 1944||28 Oct 1945|
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Notable events involving Kentville include:
6 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS St. Lambert (T/Lt. R.C. Hayden, RCNVR), HMCS Kentville (T/Lt. F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR), HMCS St. Therese (T/Cdr. J.E. Mitchell, RCNVR) and HMCS Eastview (T/A/Lt.Cdr. A.M. Kirkpatrick, RCNVR). (1)
9 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Trillium (T/Lt. K.E. Meredith, RCNVR), HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR), HMCS St. Lambert (T/Lt. R.C. Hayden, RCNVR) and HMCS Kentville (T/Lt. F.G. Rainsford, RCNVR). (1)
- ADM 199/1830
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.