HMCS Algonquin (R 17)
Destroyer of the V class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||John Brown Shipbuilding & Engineering Company Ltd. (Clydebank, Scotland)|
|Ordered||1 Sep 1941|
|Laid down||8 Oct 1942|
|Launched||2 Sep 1943|
|Commissioned||7 Feb 1944|
|End service||1 Apr 1970|
Decommissioned 6 February 1946.
|Former name||HMS Valentine (ii)|
Commands listed for HMCS Algonquin (R 17)
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|1||A/Lt.Cdr. Desmond William Piers, DSC, RCN||22 Dec 1943||19 Apr 1945|
|2||Lt.Cdr. Philip Edwin Haddon, RCN||20 Apr 1945||6 Feb 1946|
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Notable events involving Algonquin include:
10 Mar 1944
HMS Trusty (Lt. M.F.R. Ainslie, DSO, DSC, RN) conducts A/S exercises with the Canadian destroyer HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN) and later with the British destroyer HMCS Undaunted (Lt.Cdr. A.A. Mackenzie, RD, RNR). (1)
24 Mar 1944
HMS Ursula (Lt. A.G. Davies, RN) conducted A/S exercises at Scapa Flow with HMS Saumarez (Capt. P.G.L. Cazalet, DSC, RN), HMCS Algonquin (A/Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN), HMS Meteor (Lt.Cdr. D.J.B. Jewitt, RN) and HMS Ursa (Cdr. D.B. Wyburd, DSC, RN). (2)
21 Jul 1944
HMS Malaya (Capt. E.W. Bush, DSO and Bar, DSC, RN) arrived at Scapa Flow.
Before entering the anchorage she carried out gunnery exercises during which she was escorted by the destroyers HMS Vigilant (Lt.Cdr. L.W.L. Argles, RN) and HMCS Algonquin (Lt.Cdr. D.W. Piers, DSC, RCN). (3)
- ADM 173/19123
- ADM 173/19314
- ADM 53/117886
- ADM 173/18650
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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