Flower Class Corvette





Laid down: 15 Aug 1942

Launched: 04 Apr 1943

Commissioned: 14 Oct 1943

Paid off: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up  in 1952


Commissioned on 14 Oct 1943, at Quebec City, ATHOLL arrived at Halifax in Nov 1943 and returned there in mid-Dec 1943 for two months' repairs after working up at Pictou. In Feb1944, she was assigned to EG 9, Londonderry, and made her passage there in March as escort to convoy HX.281. She had scarcely arrived when it was decided that the group should consist only of frigates, and she returned to Canada in Apr 1944 with ONM.231, joining EG C-4 at St. John's. She served the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort except for time out under refit at Sydney and Halifax (Dec 1944 - Apr 1945). Early in Jun 1945, she left Londonderry for the last time, and was paid off on 17 Jul 1945 at Sydney and laid up at Sorel. She was broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1952.



Photos and Documents          Ship's Company Photos



Commanding Officers


A/Wt Eng, RCNR Edward Seth Burns - 24 May 1943 (OIC)


Lt W.D.H. Gardiner, RCNVR - 14 Oct 1943 - 16 Sep 1944


Lt William Grant Garden, RCNVR - 17 Sep 1944 - 17 Jul 1945



     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten




Former Crew Members


Bradford, John Frederic, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Cunningham, Malcolm Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945


Dalley, Andrew Roosevelt, War (E), RCNR - Jan 1944

McCorkill, Wilfred James, Lt, RCNVR


Mosher, Malcolm Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945


Thorpe, Jack 



Photos and Documents






ATL005 / DJ56

(ATL001) HMCS ATHOLL K15 - returns to St. John's, NFLD from Mid-Ocean Escort Duty - 1945

(ATLO02) OFF CAPS! HMCS ATHOLL'S mascot Freckles at defaulters for being adrift  //  Crow's Nest newspaper - Oct 1944

(ATL003) HMCS ATHOLL K15  //  Courtesy of Bill Gard

(ATL004) HMCS ATHOLL K15 in refit at Sydney, NS Dec 1944 - Apr 1945.  Note that all her weapons have been removed for refit  //  From the collection of William (Bill) Dougall, LTO (LP), RCNVR  //  Courtesy of Grant Dougall

(ATL005) HMCS ATHOLL K15 in refit at Sydney, NS. Gate Vessel 21 across the jetty from her  //  From the collection of Donald R. Johnston, Stoker, RCNVR  //  Courtesy of William Johnston