HMCS Oakville (K 178)
Corvette of the Flower class
|Navy||The Royal Canadian Navy|
|Built by||Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. (Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada)|
|Ordered||1 Feb 1940|
|Laid down||21 Dec 1940|
|Launched||21 Jun 1941|
|Commissioned||18 Nov 1941|
|End service||20 Jul 1945|
Fo'c's'le extention at Galvaston (Texas, U.S.A.) completed on 29 March 1944.
Decommissioned 20 July 1945.
Commands listed for HMCS Oakville (K 178)
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|1||T/Lt. Alex Charles Jones, RCNR||18 Nov 1941||11 May 1942|
|2||T/A/Lt.Cdr. Clarence Aubrey King, DSC, RCNR||12 May 1942||21 Apr 1943|
|3||T/Lt. Harold Farncomb, RCNVR||22 Apr 1943||22 Oct 1944|
|4||T/Lt. Morgan Alan Griffiths, RCNVR||23 Oct 1944||20 Jul 1945|
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Notable events involving Oakville include:
28 Aug 1942
German U-boat U-94 was sunk in the Caribbean Sea, in position 17°40'N, 74°30'W by depth charges from an American Catalina aircraft (VP-92) and ramming by the Canadian corvette HMCS Oakville (T/A/Lt.Cdr. C.A. King, DSC, RCNR).
- ADM 173/17788
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.
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