For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS ASBESTOS K358

 

Source: Battle of Atlantic Museum

HMCS Asbestos K358

 

Laid down: 20 July1943

Launched: 22 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 16 Jun 1944

Paid off: 08 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1947. Wrecked off Cuba enroute to the Dominican Republic. Later salvaged and broken up in New Orleans.

 

Commissioned at Quebec City on 16 Jun 1944, she arrived at Halifax on 09 Jul 1944 and later that month proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Asbestos left Bermuda on 21 Aug 1944 for St. John's, where she joined EG C-2, and left on 10 Sep 1944 for HFX.307, her maiden convoy to Britain. For the rest of the war she was steadily employed as a North Atlantic escort and left Londonderry for the last time at the beginning of Jun 1945. Paid off on 08 Jul 1945, she was laid up at Sorel for disposal. In 1947 she was sold to the Dominican Republic but was wrecked on the Cuban coast en route there. She was later salvaged and taken to New Orleans for scrapping.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr James Cuthbert, RCNR - 16 Jun 1944 - 08 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

O-P

Parker, John Thurston

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Drafted to Asbestos on 16 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR, Stand by

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Buttler, Louis Lorne, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1945

 

Cuthbert, James, Lt, RCNR - 24 Apr 1944 (Stand by) CO / 16 Jun 1944

 

Gaby, Robert MacBeth, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 16 Jun 1944

Harrison, Walter Charles, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 (Stand by) / 16 Jun 1944

 

Hunt, Frederick Raymond, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Knox, John Lawrence, Slt, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 (Stand by) / 16 Jun 1944

Milroy, William Kerr, Slt, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 (Stand by) / 16 Jun 1944

 

Neff, Harold Willys, Wt (E), RCNVR - 04 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 16 Jun 1944

 

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