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HMCS ARNPRIOR K494

 Uruguayan Navy ROU MONTEVIDEO PF1

HMCS Arnprior K494

Source: IWM Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs FL 1020

 

Laid down: 21 Jun 1943

Launched: 08 Feb 1944

Transferred to the RCN: 08 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 08 Jun 1944

Paid off: 14 Mar 1946

Fate: Sold to Uruguayan navy in 1946. Paid off in 1975. Final disposition unknown.

 

Laid down as HMS Rising Castle K398, she was built by Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast, Ireland. After completion, she was transferred and commissioned into the RCN on 08 Jun 1944 as HMCS Arnprior K494 (renamed on the day she was commissioned). After working up at Tobermory she joined EG C-1 at Londonderry in August, leaving on 19 Aug 1944 to join her first convoy, ONM.249. Arnprior was continuously employed as an ocean escort for the balance of the war. At the beginning of Jun 1945, she left Greenock for St. John's, where she underwent a two-month refit, and from September was based at Halifax. She was paid off there on 14 Mar 1946, and sold later that year to the Uruguayan Navy, which renamed her Montevideo and operated her as a training ship until 1975.

 

Convoys escorted during WW II

 

Convoy Desig.

Convoy Departs from

Arrives at

Join as escort

Depart Convoy 

ON.249

Liverpool (18 Aug 1944)

New York City (02 Sep 1944)

19 Aug 1944

27 Aug 1944

HX.306

New York City (31 Aug 1944) 

Liverpool (17 Sep 1944)

06 Sep 1944

17 Sep 1944

ONS.33

Liverpool (29 Sep 1944)

Halifax (14 Oct 1944)

30 Sep 1944

10 Oct 1944

ON.265

Southend (08 Nov 1944)

New York City (23 Nov 1944)

10 Nov 1944

19 Nov 1944

HX.322

New York City (24 Nov 1944)

Liverpool (08 Dec 1944)

29 Nov 1944

07 Dec 1944

ON.273

Southend (18 Dec 1944)

New York City (04 Jan 1945)

19 Dec 1944

30 Dec 1944

HX.330

New York City (03 Jan 1945)

Liverpool (17 Jan 1945)

07 Jan 1945

17 Jan 1945

ONS.41

Liverpool (29 Jan 1945)

Halifax (20 Feb 1945)

30 Jan 1945

15 Feb 1945

HX.338

New York City (18 Feb 1945)

Liverpool (03 Mar 1945)

23 Feb 1945

03 Mar 1945

ONS.44

Liverpool (12 Mar 1945)

Halifax (31 Mar 1945)

12 Mar 1945

27 Mar 1945

ONS.48

Liverpool (21 Apr 1945)

Halifax (04 May 1945)

21 Apr 1945

30 Apr 1945

HX.355

New York City (09 May 1945)

Liverpool (25 May 1945)

11 May 1945

25 May 1945

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Stuart Douglas Thom, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1944 - 27 Aug 1945

A/LCdr Thomas Bottrell Edwards, RCNR - 28 Aug 1945 - 14 Mar 1946

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Batchelor, Earl Leonard

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

C-D

Campbell, Earl

____-____

Clark, Arnold Milton

1924-2011

DeLancey, Arthur Langley

1915-2000

 

 

G-H

Gordon, Hugh Warwick

1919-2010

Drafted to Arnprior K494 on 08 Jun 1944 as Lt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kirk, Michael

1922-2009

Laughton, Charles

1919-2004

Drafted to Arnprior on 08 Jun 1944 as Lt, RCNVR

 

 

 

M-N

Mitchell, John Litchfield

1924-2011

Nalezyty, Leonard Walter

1921-2008

 

 

 

Q-R

Reid, Samuel Ian

1925-2013

 

 

 

 

S-T

Turner, Thomas Charles

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Bennett, James Charlsey, Mate, RCNR - 08 Jun 1944

 

Blair, John Andrew, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1945

 

Gore, Stanley John, War (E), RCNR - 22 Feb 1944

 

Hay, Thomas Douglas Haig, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 31 Mar 1945

Hurst, Charles Kenneth, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Mar1945

 

MacDonald, Frank Van Evary (Evart??), Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1944 / 09 May 1945

 

Maxwell, William Watson, A/Wt (E), RCN - 08 Jun 1944

 

Medland, Ross Irwin Read, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1945 / 09 May 1945

Osborne, Robert Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945

 

Park, Edgar Lorimer, Lt (E), RCNVR - 07 May 1945

 

Paterson, James Ross, A/War (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Wilkinson, Hugh Malcolm, Slt (El) (R), RCNVR - 12 Feb 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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