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HMCS Labrador.  Commissioned into the Canadian Navy as an Arctic Patrol vessel (pennant 500 on 8th July 1954.  Paid off on 22nd November 1957 and transferred to the Coast Guard in 1958.  First ship to circumnavigate North America in 1954, transiting the Northwest Passage and back to Halifax through the Panama Canal, commanded by Captain "Long Robbie" Robertson.  -  Many thanks to Carl Proctor

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The crew of HMCS Niobe 

The two Canadian submarines, CH14 and in the background CH15.  Both possibly built in Montreal from the Bethlehem design.  Image Carl Proctor

Peter Miller suggests. Originally built for the Chilean Navy, at Seattle Washington Dockyard, they were seen by The premier of British Columbia Mr Richard McBride who subsequently purchased the submarines for the Royal; Canadian navy.

RCN Saguenay D.79  Built By Thornycroft and launched 11th July 1930,  in November 1942, she was badly damaged in a collision with the SS Azara off Newfoundland and was a total loss,  used for training, before being sold for scrap in April 1946.

 

RCN Skeena D.59  Built by Thornycroft and launched 10th October 1930,  she was grounded of the coast of Iceland 25th October 1944, salved and scrapped in 1946.

Royal Canadian Navy ship HMCS Rainbow at Vancouver, British Columbia c.1910.

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Royal Canadian Navy Corvettes

HMCS  Agassiz
HMCS  Alberni
HMCS  Algoma
HMCS  Amherst
HMCS  Arrowhead
HMCS  Arvida
HMCS  Baddeck
HMCS  Wetaskiwin
HMCS   Barrie
HMCS   Battleford
HMCS   Brandon
HMCS   Brantford
HMCS   Buctouche
HMCS   Calgary
HMCS   Camrose
HMCS   Chambly
HMCS   Charlottetown
HMCS   Chicoutimi
HMCS   Chilliwack
HMCS   Cobalt
HMCS   Collingwood
HMCS   Dauphin
HMCS   Dawson
HMCS   Morden
HMCS   Nanaimo
HMCS   Napanee
HMCS   New Westminster
HMCS   Oakville
HMCS   Orillia
HMCS   Pictou
HMCS   Prescott
HMCS   Ville de Quebec
HMCS   Quesnell
HMCS   Regina
HMCS   Rimouski
HMCS   Rosthern
 HMCS  Sackville
 HMCS  Saskatoon
 HMCS  Shawinigan
 HMCS  Shediac
 HMCS  Sherbrooke
 HMCS  Snowberry
 HMCS  Sorel
 HMCS  Spikenard
 HMCS  Sudbury
 HMCS  Summerside
 HMCS  The Pas
 HMCS  Timmins
 HMCS  Trail
 HMCS  Trillium
 HMCS  Kitchener
 HMCS  Weyburn
 HMCS  Windflower
 HMCS  Woodstock

HMCS Trentonian, February 1944.

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HMCS Willowherb, 1943.

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HMCS Stellarton, November 1944.

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HMCS Linaria, 1943.

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HMCS Cobourg, August 1944.

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HMCS Drumheller, February 1944.

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HMCS Eyebright, October 1944.

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HMCS Sherbrooke, September 1944.

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HMCS Kitchener, February 1944.

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HMCS Sorel, April 1944.

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Flower Class Corvette Kenogami K-125, sent in by Bill Logan.

Castle Class Corvette Kincardine K-490, sent in by Bill Logan

Castle Class Corvette Kincardine K-490, sent in by Bill Logan, whose father served on Kincardine in 1945.

The Crew of HMCS Chilliwack, 1944.   Thanks to Scott McMurdo.

HMCS WETASKIWIN

Information sent in by Elmer Shideler.  My brother -- Ralph L. Shideler, of St. John, Nb, Canada -- served the entire World War 2 in the R.C.N.  For the most time he was on the Barber Pole run on convoy duty.  In the last days of the war, his ship was on the Murmansk Run.  There were 6 ships in this special little group.  They were as follows;  HMCS Galt, HMCS Agassiz, HMCS Sackville, HMCS Saguenay, HMCS Skeena and HMCS Wetaskiwin, the latter being the only one my brother served on.  Her nick-name was the Wet Ass Queen and she had a picture of the Queen of Hearts sitting in a pool of water, -- painted on the forward side of the bridge.  Her number was K175.  (The town of Wetaskiwin is in Alberta, Canada)

Canadian Naval Losses During World War II - information provided by Claude Raine.

Type of Ship Name of Ship Date of Loss Reason for Loss
River Class Destroyer HMCS FRASER June 25th, 1940 Lost in a collision with the British cruiser CALCUTTA, while participating in the evacuation of France. 47 men lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS LEVIS September 19th, 1940 Torpedoed by U74, 120 miles off Cape Farewell Greenland, resulting in 18 lives lost.
Auxiliary Trawler, Minesweeper HMCS BRAS D'OR October 19th, 1940 While keeping the Romanian freighter "Ingener N. Vlassopol" under surveillance in the Gulf of St Lawrence, the minesweeper disappeared. Her last know position was 40 20N - 063 50W, near Anticosti Island. Her entire ship's company of 30 men were lost.
River Class Destroyer HMCS MARGAREE October 22nd, 1940 Lost in the North Atlantic, after collision with the freighter PORT FAIRY, while escorting the five ship convoy OL.8. 142 of her ship's company were lost, many of which were survivor's of FRASER's tragic sinking.
Armed Yacht HMCS OTTER March 26th, 1941 Destroyed by an accidental explosion and fire, off Halifax. Two Officers and 17 men were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS WINDFLOWER December 7th, 1941 While escorting convoy SC.58, she was rammed by Dutch freighter Zypenberg in dense fog off the Grand Banks. She was sunk, and 23 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS SPIKENARD February 10th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by U136, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy SC.67. There were only eight survivors.
Flower Class Corvette   HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN September 11th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk in the St. Lawrence, near Cap Chat Quebec, by U517. She had just delivered a convoy to Rimouski and was returning to Gaspe. Nine of her ship's company were lost.
Armed Yacht HMCS RACCOON September 7th, 1942 Torpedoed and sunk by U 165, while escorting convoy QS.33 in the St. Lawrence River. There were no survivors.
River Class Destroyer HMCS OTTAWA September 13th , 1942 Sunk by U91 in the North Atlantic, while escorting convoy ON.127. Lost at about 2330 on 13th September, 1942 due to enemy action being hit by two torpedoes. 114 of her Ship's Company lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS LOUISBURG February 6th, 1943 Attacked and sunk by Italian aircraft east of Oran, while escorting a convoy from Gibraltar to Bone, Algeria. 38 of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS WEYBURN February 22nd, 1943 Lost to a mine off Gibraltar. Seven of her ship's company were lost.
Town Class Destroyer HMCS ST. CROIX September 20th, 1943 Torpedoed and sunk by U305, south of Iceland, while escorting convoy ON.202. Five officers and 76 men were rescued by HMS ITCHEN, but only one of these survived the loss of the ITCHEN two days later.
Bangor Class Minesweeper HMCS CHEDABUCTO October 21st, 1943 Sunk after night collision with the cable vessel LORD KELVIN, 30 miles from Rimouski, Quebec. One officer was lost.
Tribal Class Destroyer HMCS ATHABASKAN April 29th, 1944 Sunk by a torpedo from German torpedo boat T24, while operating in the English Channel. Her captain and 128 men were lost, 83 taken prisoner and 44 men rescued by   HMCS HAIDA.
River Class Frigate HMCS VALLEYFIELD May 7th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U548, 50 miles south of Cape Race, Newfoundland. 125 of her ship's company lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat  MTB 460 July 1st, 1944 Lost to a mine in the English Channel. The commanding officer and 9 men were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat  MTB 463 July 7th, 1944 Lost to a mine in the English Channel. No crew was lost, although 5 men were wounded.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS REGINA August 8th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U667, off Trevose Head, Cornwall, England. Thirty of her ship's company were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS ALBERNI August 21st, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk by U480, southeast of the Isle of Wight. 59 of her ship's company were lost.
River Class Destroyer HMCS SKEENA October 25th, 1944 Wrecked in a storm, and grounded near Reykjavik, Iceland.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS SHAWINIGAN November 25th, 1944 While on independent anti-submarine patrol in the Cabot Strait, she was torpedoed and sunk by U1228. All hands were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS CLAYOQUOT December 24th, 1944 Torpedoed and sunk while taking station on convoy XB.139, in the approaches to Halifax harbour. Sunk by U806. Eight of her crew were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB459 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB461 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB462 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB465 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Motor Torpedo Boat MTB466 February 14th, 1945 Five MTBs were lost to a tragic fire while alongside at Ostend, Belgium. Twenty-eight Canadian sailors were lost.
Flower Class Corvette HMCS TRENTONIAN February 22nd, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U1004 near Falmouth, England. Six of her ship's company were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS GUYSBOROUGH March 17th, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U878 in the English Channel off Ushant. Fifty-one of her ship's company were lost.
BANGOR Class Minesweeper HMCS ESQUIMALT April 16th, 1945 Torpedoed and sunk by U190, five miles off Chebucto Head, near Halifax. Forty-four of her ship's company were lost.
 

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HMCS ARROWHEAD..  I am looking for pictures and information on the crew of the HMCS Arrowhead.  My father Leo Caine was a crew member on this ship.  He passed away in 1965 and I am trying ti retrieve any information I can about his days in the Navy.  You can email me any information at lcaine@shaw.ca 

RCN CORVETTES... I am an old US merchant mariner who rode the north Atlantic convoys under the protection of those little corvettes and their load of depth charges.  I just wish to express my belated appreciation and thanks to the guys who had the guts to ride the north Atlantic in winter in those small craft.  Richard Harris

HMCS SHERBROOKE...  I am interested in any information regarding the above Corvette from WWll. I believe my grandfather, Eric McKay Donald, was the commander.  I have some old photos and newspaper clippings.  Would love to contact any of her personnel.   contact here

HMCS LOUISBURG....  I was wondering If you had any  info on my uncle's boat.  His name is Michael Regan and was one of the survivors on the Louisberg.  (Flower class corvette Feb.6,1943).    Mike Gregory.   contact here

HMCS ORILLIA...   Do you have any information on the HMCS Orillia? My dad served on her and I am interested in any information on the ship. You can e-mail me at Marrie153@hotmail.com   **HMCS Orillia was built at the Canadian Yard Collingwood.  She survived the war and was either converted or broken up between 1945 - 1956.

HMCS TRENTONIAN.. I am looking for information on Trentonian which my uncle served on. Any info e-mail me at crazy_kayla41@hotmail.com 

HMCS CHEBOGUE.. HMCS HAMILTON.. I am looking for information on my father who served on both ships during WW2. Pictures, crew lists, survival lists after Chebogue was torpedoed. Anything would be greatly appreciated. Contact me at pamnlee2002@yahoo.ca 

HMCS OAKVILLE.  JOSEPH H PURDY. My Grandfather served on RCN Oakville during WW2, I am looking for information on Oakville and its crew. So I can compile a personal book of memorabilia for my grandfather for his 85th birthday in February. I do know the ship took a German U-Boat in the Caribbean (U-94) on August 28th 1942. if you can help with photo's or information on this ship and its crew please contact me. Tracy Purdy Oickle at coickle@ns.sympatico.ca 

HMCS SPIKENARD.   CAN YOU HELP.  I am looking for information of HMCS Spikenard and any photos of the ship or its crew during WW2. Please contact Barbara Izzard ar r_bm_izzard@compuserve.com 

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