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HMCS Kenogami K125

HMCS Kenogami was a Royal Canadian Navy Flower-class corvette which took part in convoy escort duties during World War II.

 

Kenogami was laid down by Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co., Port Arthur on 20 April 1940 and was launched on 5 September 1940. She was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on 29 June 1941.

 

On 12 April 1941, Kenogami and HMS Azalea fired a shot over the bow of the U.S.-flagged American Export liner Siboney 320 nautical miles (590 km) out of Lisbon. After crew aboard Azalea questioned Wenzel Habel, the captain of the unarmed passenger liner, Siboney was allowed to go on her way.

 

On 10 September 1941, Kenogami under the command of Lieutenant Commander R. Jackson, RCNVR rescued 34 survivors from the crew of the British merchant ship Sally Mærsk, which was torpedoed and sunk by U-81 east-northeast of Cape Farewell at WikiMiniAtlas

61°40′N 40°30′W / 61.667°N 40.5°W / 61.667; -40.5. The following day, Kenogami and Moosejaw rescued 41 survivors from the crew of the British merchant Berury, which was torpedoed and sunk by U-207 east of Cape Farewell at WikiMiniAtlas

62°40′N 38°50′W / 62.667°N 38.833°W / 62.667; -38.833. Kenogami later rescued a further 7 survivors from the crew of the British merchant Stonepool, which was torpedoed and sunk by U-207 east of Cape Farewell at WikiMiniAtlas

63°05′N 37°50′W / 63.083°N 37.833°W / 63.083; -37.833.

 

On 30 October 1942, Kenogami under the command of Lt. P.J.B. Cook rescued 90 survivors from the crew of the British merchant Barrwhin, which was torpedoed and sunk the previous day by U-436 south of Iceland at WikiMiniAtlas

55°02′N 22°45′W / 55.033°N 22.75°W / 55.033; -22.75.

 

Kenogami was paid off from the RCN and decommissioned on 9 July 1945. She was scrapped in January 1950 in Canada.Class and type: Flower-class corvette

Displacement: 925 long tons (940 t; 1,036 short tons)

Length: 205 ft (62.48 m)o/a

Beam: 33 ft (10.06 m)

Draught: 11.5 ft (3.51 m)

Propulsion: single shaft

2 x fire tube Scotch boilers

1 x 4-cycle triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine

2,750 ihp (2,050 kW)

 

Speed: 16 knots (29.6 km/h)

Range: 3,500 nautical miles (6,482 km) at 12 knots (22.2 km/h)

Complement: 85

Sensors and

processing systems: 1 x SW1C or 2C radar

1 x Type 123A or Type 127DV sonar

 

Armament: 1 x BL 4-inch (101.6 mm) Mk.IX single gun

2 x .50 cal machine gun (twin)

2 x Lewis .303 cal machine gun (twin)

2 x Mk.II depth charge throwers

2 x depth charge rails with 40 depth charges

  

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