HMS Express (H61)

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Navy: Royal Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class: E
Pennant: H 61 
Built by: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)
Laid down: 23 Mar, 1933 
Launched: 29 May, 1934 
Commissioned: 31 Oct, 1934 
End service: 3 Jun, 1943 
History: HMS Express was transferred to the Royal Canadian Navy as HMCS Gatineau on 3 June 1943.
Career notes: Became the Canadian destroyer Gatineau

HMCS Gatineau (H61)

Navy: Royal Canadian Navy
Type: Destroyer
Class:
Pennant: H 61 
Built by: Swan Hunter and Wigham Richardson Ltd. (Wallsend-on-Tyne, U.K.)
Laid down: 23 Mar, 1933 
Launched: 29 May, 1934 
Commissioned: 3 Jun, 1943 
End service: 10 Jan, 1946 Scrapped at Vancouver in 1956.
History: Commanding Officers:
Cdr. Philip Whitworth Burnett, RN
May 1943 10 November 1943

Lt. Ernest Meurice Chadwick, RCN
10 November 1943 22 November 1943

A/Lt.Cdr. Harold Victor William Groos, RCN
22 November 1943 10 September 1944
Promoted to Lt.Cdr. on 1 May 1944

A/Lt.Cdr. Ralph Lucien Hennessy, DSC, RCN
11 September 1944 29 September 1944

??? in refit ???

A/Lt.Cdr. Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN
10 November 1944 14 July 1945

A/Lt.Cdr. Patrick David Budge, DSC, RCN
15 July 1945 26 November 1945 

 

Former:: HMS Express

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