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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Atholl K15


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.


Commanding Officers

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


Begg, Thomas Harry







Dougherty, Donald Bruce







Wheeler, Alden Dodge







 Former Crew Members

Bradford, John Frederic, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


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


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 


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