Allied Warships

HMCS Asbestos (K 358)

Corvette of the Flower (rev.) class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
TypeCorvette
ClassFlower (rev.) 
PennantK 358 
Built byMorton Engineering and Dry Dock Co. (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) 
OrderedJun 1942 
Laid down20 Jul 1943 
Launched22 Nov 1943 
Commissioned16 Jun 1944 
End service8 Jul 1945 
History

Decommissioned 8 July 1945.
Scrapped at New Orleans in March 1949.  

Commands listed for HMCS Asbestos (K 358)

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1T/Lt. James Cuthbert, RCNR16 Jun 19448 Jul 1945

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Notable events involving Asbestos include:


18 Jul 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Asbestos (T/Lt. J. Cuthbert, RCNR), HMCS Barrie (T/Lt. W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR), HMS Aberdeen (Lt.Cdr. R.W. Mayo, RN) and HMCS Hawkesbury (T/Lt. W.G. Curry, RCNVR). (1)

14 Aug 1944
HMS L 27 (Lt. J.N. Elliott, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Bermuda with HMCS Nene (T/A/Lt.Cdr. E.R. Shaw, RCNR), HMCS Asbestos (T/Lt. J. Cuthbert, RCNR), HMCS Barrie (T/Lt. W.D. Stokvis, RCNVR) and HMCS Red Deer (T/Lt. D.B.D. Ross, RCNVR). (1)

19 Apr 1945
HMS Unruly (T/Lt. D.J. Palmer, RNVR) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Asbestos (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Cuthbert, RCNR) and HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR). (2)

20 Apr 1945
HMS Upshot (Lt. A.J. Boyall, RN) conducted A/S exercises off Campbeltown with HMCS Asbestos (T/A/Lt.Cdr. J. Cuthbert, RCNR) and HMCS Smiths Falls (T/A/Lt.Cdr. P.T. Byers, RCNR). (3)

Media links


Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

Sources

  1. ADM 199/1830
  2. ADM 173/20144
  3. ADM 173/20190

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


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