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S.S. GREEN GABLES PARK

 

Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (D.E.M.S.)

 


 

 

No photo available

 

 

Green Gables Park was a Defensively Equipped Merchant Ship (DEMS). Though manned by a civilian crew, she had RCN sailors on board to man and operate the gun that was fitted to her for protection and convoy defence.

 

*Pacific Convoys*

Convoy GP.68/1 - Sep 1943: Sydney, NSW - Brisbane

Convoy QL.16 - Sep 1943: Caloundra - Townsville

Convoy LQ.19 - Oct 1943: Gladstone - Brisbane

Convoy PG.74 - Oct 1943: Caloundra - Sydney NSW

Convoy QL.55 - Feb 1944: Caloundra - Townsville

Convoy GP.107/1 - Feb 1944: Sydney, NSW - Brisbane

*Atlantic convoys*

Convoy HX.337 - Feb 1945: NYC - Liverpool

Convoy BX.144 - Feb 1945: Boston - Halifax

Convoy ON.290   Mar 1945: Southend - NYC

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 

Watson, John R.

 

 

 

 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

JRW01

JRW02

JRW03

JRW04

JRW05

JRW06

JRW07

(JRW01) Gunners on the Green Gables Park. Roy Watson 1st on left  (JRW02) Unknown gunner on Green Gables Park  (JRW03) Andy Murray 2nd from left, Roy Watson, 1st on right  (JRW04) Green Gables park  (JRW05) unknown port  (JRW06) Convoy seen from Green Gables Park  (JRW07) Roy Watson on left

 

From the collection of John Roy Watson, A/LS DEMS, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of David Watson

 


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