Allied Warships

HMCS Woodstock (K 238)

Corvette of the Flower class

NavyThe Royal Canadian Navy
PennantK 238 
Built byCollingwood Shipyards Ltd. (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada) 
Laid down23 May 1941 
Launched10 Dec 1941 
Commissioned1 May 1942 
End service27 Jan 1945 

Decommissioned 27 January 1945.
Became the merchantile Olympic Winner in 1951, then Otori Maru 20 in 1956 and Akitsu Maru in 1957.
Broken up at Etajima, Japan in 1975.


Commands listed for HMCS Woodstock (K 238)

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1T/Lt. Leslie Perman Denny, RCNR30 Mar 194218 Oct 1942
2A/Cdr. George Humphrey Griffiths, RCN19 Oct 194219 Jan 1943
3T/Skr.Lt. John Manuel Watson, RCNR20 Jan 194316 Aug 1943
4T/Lt. Charles Edmund Wright, RCNVR17 Aug 19435 Oct 1944
5T/Lt. William McCombe, RCNR6 Oct 194427 Jan 1945

6T/Lt.Cdr. John Scudamore Cunningham, RCNVR17 May 194518 Mar 1946

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Notable events involving Woodstock include:

6 Jun 1944
On D-Day HMCS Woodstock supported the American landings at Omaha Beach.

Media links

Corvettes of the Royal Canadian Navy, 1939-1945

MacPherson, Ken and Milner, Marc

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