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HMCS KAMLOOPS K176

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Signalman R. Stanley Taylor, HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Simeon Mitchell

Source: Timetraces

Three unknown crew members on HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Simeon Mitchell

Source: Timetraces

HMCS Kamloops K176

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Kamloops K176

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Kamloops K176 as seen from HMCS Morden

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Kamloops K176

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

On 01 May 1943, CPO Kenneth Medford becomes Cox'n of HMCS Kamloops K176 at St. John's, NFLD

Photo taken by Stoker PO Archie Grove, RCN

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

E.G. C-2 sails in line ahead

Photo taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

           

 

Survivors of S.S. Yorkmar - Convoy SC143on HMCS Kamloops K176 - with notes from CPO Kenneth Medford, DSM - 09 Oct 1943

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

     

 

Injured survivor from S.S. Yorkmar being transferred from HMCS Kamloops K176 to a boat sent over by a destroyer (destroyers carried doctors) - 09 Oct 1943

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

Two unknown sailors by the depth charge thrower, starboard side, HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

Stoker PO Jock Campbell on HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

Singsong on the quarterdeck of HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943

Jorgenson playing the Concertina

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford 

HMIS Godaveri U52

Photo taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Unknown frigate circa 1943-1944

Photo taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Merchant Aircraft Carrier (M.A.C.) seen from HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

 

     

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

 

This Merchant Aircraft Carrier is one of the Rapana Class converted oil tankers - 8,000 tons standard, 16,000 tons deep load, 12 knots, 3 aircraft, crew 118 (64 RN plus 54 MN), converted 1942-44. Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Company tankers. No hangar and lift; aircraft maintained and stored on deck. Armament: 1 x single 4 in (102 mm) QF MK IV, 2 x single 40 mm Bofors, 6 x single 20 mm Oerlikon cannons

 

MV Acavus,  MV Adula,  MV Alexia,  MV Amastra,  MV Ancylus,  MV Gadila,  MV Macoma,  MV Miralda,  MV Rapana

Unknown merchant ships in convoy circa 1943-1944

Photos taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

 

              

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Catalina Flying Boat flies past HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

 

     

 

In photo 3, the sailor on the far right is an ERA named Pete

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Aircraft watching from HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

 

     

 

Photo 1: A blimp passes near HMCS Kamloops  //  Photo 2: A squadron of RAF Hurricanes  //  Photo 3: unknown aircraft

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Escort Group C-2 circa 1943-1944

Photo taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Snowflake (starshell)

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Smoke marker

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford


HMCS Kamloops K176 in rough seas

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

ERAs on HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

centre: Stoker PO Jock Campbell; remainder unknown. Man is sweater is a Lt.

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Unknown sailors on HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Unknown sailors on HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Kenneth Medford on HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Ship's in the Irish Sea circa 1943-1944

Photos taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

 

     

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

L-R:  CPO Ken Medford Cox’n, CPO Alf Puncheon ERA, PO Jock Campbell ERA circa 1943-1944

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Looking aft on HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

Unknown merchant ship

Photo taken from HMCS Kamloops K176

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Kamloops K176 passing by Moville, Ireland, then transiting the River Foyle

Photos taken from HMCS Kamloops K176 circa 1943-1944

 

     

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

HMCS Kamloops K176 with a Battle Class Trawler on her Starboard bow

From the collection of George John Sedgwick

Courtesy of Jim Sedgwick

Track chart showing the movements of HMCS Kamloops from 04 Nov 1943 to 11 Nov 1943.  It is not known which convoy, if any, Kamloops was escorting at the time. Also on the chart are two positions 04 Dec 1943 and 11 Dec 1943 which would coincide with convoy ONS.24.  In the upper right corner of the chart, there are two markings indicating U-boats, but there is no date with those position markings.

 

Click here to view a larger copy of the track chart without highlighted markings

 

From the collection of Kenneth Medford, DSM

Courtesy of Gary Medford

 

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