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HMCS AVALON II

Former Great Lakes Steamer Georgian

 

No photo available

 

 

Acquired by RCN: Jun 1941

Fate: Unknown

 

HMCS Avalon II was the former Great Lakes Steamer Georgian. She was acquired by the RCN in Jun 1941 to be used as floating barracks at St. John's, NFLD, for HMCS Avalon due to the expansion of the roll of St. John's as a convoy hub. HMCS Avalon continued to use her as a floating barracks even after more barracks were built ashore.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Harold Wilson Balfour, RCNVR - 30 Mar 42 - unk

LCdr Joseph Joachim Deslaurriers, RCNR - 27 Jul 1943 - unk 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

Former Crew Members

Arbuckle, John Cameron, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Jul 1944

 

Bonnell, Henry Nathan, Lt (E), RCNR - 10 Mar 1942

 

Cook, Thomas Stephenson, Lt, RCNVR - 12 May 1944

Cunningham, William Ford, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1943

 

Deakin, Ernest, Wt (E), RCNR - 03 Mar 1942

 

Douglas, Alan St. Clair, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1944

Lavoie, Joseph Cyrille, A/War (E), RCNR - 22 Feb 1944

 

Robinson, Peter Lewis, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1944

 

Webster, Edgar Francis, lt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1942

 

Links

 

The Naval Service of Canada - Activities on shore during the Second World War

 

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