For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS ANNAPOLIS I04

Former USS MACKENZIE 175

HMCS Annapolis I04 after having one stack and one boiler removed

 

Laid down: 04 Jul 1918

Launched: 29 Sep 1919

Commissioned: 25 Jul 1919

Paid off: 1922

Re-commissioned: 1940

Paid off: 24 Sep 1940

Transferred to RCN : 24 Sep 1940

Commissioned: 24 Sep 1940

Paid off: 04 Jun 1945

Fate: Broken up at Boston 1945

 

Commissioned on 25 Jul 1919 as USS Mackenzie, she served three years with the U.S. Pacific Fleet before being laid up in reserve at Mare Island, California, in 1922. Briefly commissioned again during the first year of the Second World War, she arrived at Halifax on 24 Sep 1940 and there, four days later, was transferred to the RCN. A month later she burned out her No. 4 boiler and as a result had her her aftermost funnel removed. Owing to reduced endurance, Annapolis never crossed the Atlantic, but spent her entire RCN career with Western Local Escort Force (WLEF). In Jun 1943, she became a member of EG W-8 and later, for a short time, W-10. In Apr 1944, she was relegated to training duties at HMCS Cornwallis, also functioning as escort to RN submarines between Halifax and Digby, N.S. Paid off at Halifax, 04 Jun 1945, she left later that month in tow for Boston, where she was broken up.

 

Commanding Officers

A/Cdr Harry. Kingsley, RCN - 24 Sep 1940 - 10 Oct 1940

Cdr Colin Degge Donald, RCN - 11 Oct 1940 - 28 Mar 1941

LCdr Frank Creighton Smith, RCNR - 29 Mar 1941 - 01 Jul 1942

A/LCdr Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN - 02 Jul 1942 - 04 Oct 1942

LCdr R.F. Harris, RCNR - 05 Oct 1942 - 14 Oct 1942

A/LCdr Geoffrey Huntley Davidson, RCN - 15 Oct 1942 - 03 Dec 1942

LCdr A.G. Boulton, RCNVR - 04 Dec 1942 - 02 Mar 1944

LCdr Hubert Charles Walmesley, RCNR - 03 Mar 1944 - 15 Apr 1945

Skpr/Lt Clyde Courtenay Clattenburg, RCNR - 16 Apr 1945 - 04 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Annesley, John Crispo Leckie

1917-1964

Served in Annapolis in 1943 as LT, RCN, 1st Lt.

Basil, Jim

____-____

Benoit, Francis Gerald

1915-1991

Served in Annapolis 05 Apr 1941 0 22 Jan 1942 as OS/AB, RCNVR

Brownlow, Daniel Patrick McCartney

1920-2013

 

C-D

Donald, Colin Degge

1899-1974

2nd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

E-F

Fletcher, Jackson

____-2006

 

 

 

 

G-H

Goodale, William

1924-2010

Hawley, James William

____-2017

Higgs, Herbert G.

1923-2004

 

 

K-L

Kingsley, Harry

1900-1976

1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacLean, Cameron Roy

1917-2002

 

 

 

 

O-P

Osborne, Harry

____-1969

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Reid, John McCammon

____-2013

 

 

 

 

S-T

Salt, Henry Stuart

1902-1963

Timbrell, Robert Walter

1920-2006

Drafted to Annapolis on 26 May 1941 as Slt, RCN

 

 

 

W-X

Williams, Charles Theodore

1918-2012

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Barber, John Delury, Lt, RCNVR

 

Barker, James Price, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jul 1941

 

Beauchemin, Marcel, Slt, RCNVR - 14 Mar 1944

 

Chenoweth, Ian Bryce, Slt, RCNVR - 26 May 1941

 

Cross, Edward Alexander, A/Lt, RCNR - 04 Jun 1941

 

Despres, Louis Gerald Fabian, Cd (E), RCNR - 23 Mar 1942

 

Dodds, James Robert, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1941

 

Giffin, Averd Earle, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jul 1943

Henderson, Hugh Larratt, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Feb 1943

 

James, Ralph Gordon, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1942

 

Langs, Thomas Erland, Slt (E), RCNVR - 10 Mar 1943

 

Lloyd, John Frederic, Lt (E), RCNR - 11 Jul 1942

 

MacDonald, Charles Croft, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1942

 

McCormack, Bernard Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - 20 May 1941

 

Nesbitt, Wallace Bickford, A/Lt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944

Oppe, James Stephan, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Feb 1942

 

Russell, J.A., LS - Dec 1940

 

Stewart, Charles Gordon, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Turcot, Marc Marie Rene, Lt, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1943

 

Wentz, Charles Frederick Rupert, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Wainman-Wood, Thomas Blake Burrill, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943

 

Whittingham, Maurice Alfred, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Mar 1944

 

William, Owen Stephen, A/Lt, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Harry Osborne

 

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