HMCS Barrie (K 138)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Collingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||4 Apr 1940|
|Launched||23 Nov 1940|
|Commissioned||12 May 1941|
|End service||26 Jun 1945|
Fo'c's'le extension at Liverpool (Nova Scotia, Canada) completed on 17 April 1944.
Decomissioned on 26 June 1945.
Became the merchantile Gasestado in 1947 and the Argentinian Capitan Canepa from 1957 until 1972.
Commands listed for HMCS Barrie (K 138)
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|1||T/Lt. Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR||12 May 1941||9 Jan 1942|
|2||Skr.Lt. George Norval Downey, RCNR||10 Jan 1942||28 Mar 1942|
|3||T/Lt. Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR||29 Mar 1942||13 Mar 1943|
|4||T/Lt. Harry Ogilvie Magill, RCNVR||14 Mar 1943||8 Oct 1943|
|5||T/Lt. Douglas Rannie Watson, RCNR||9 Oct 1943||18 Mar 1944|
|6||T/Lt. Harry Ogilvie Magill, RCNVR||19 Mar 1944||15 Jun 1944|
|7||T/Lt. Wilfred David Stokvis, RCNVR||16 Jun 1944||26 Jun 1945|
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Notable events involving Barrie include:
9 Feb 1942
The British merchant Empire Fusilier is torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-85 southeast of St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada in position 44°45'N, 47°25'W. HMCS Barrie (Skr.Lt. G.N. Downey, RCNR) later picks up 38 survivors.
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)
3 Sep 1944
The British merchant Livingston is torpedoed and sunk northeast of Louisburg, Nova Scotia, Canada in position 46°15'N, 58°05'W by German U-boat U-541. The Canadian corvette HMCS Barrie (T/Lt. W.D. Stokvis) later picks up 14 survivors.
- ADM 199/1830
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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