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HMCS BARRIE K138

HMCS Barrie K138

Source: Canadian War Museum George Metcalf Archival Collection CWM 19870211-071

 

Laid down: 4 Apr 1940

Launched: 23 Nov 1940

Commissioned: 12 May 1941

Paid off: 26 Jun 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1972

 

Commissioned at Montreal on 12 May 1941, Barrie arrived at Halifax on 24 May 1941 and was initially employed as a local escort out of Sydney. On 05 Sep 1941 she left Sydney to join convoy SC.43 for Iceland, but defects necessitated her sailing on to Belfast for two months' refit. She served as a mid-ocean escort until May 1942, when she was assigned to WLEF on her return from Londonderry with ON.91, and she remained with this force until the end of the war. When individual escort groups were formed by WLEF in Jun 1943, she became a member of EG W-1, and continued so except for brief service with EG W-8 in the fall of 1944. In mid-Mar 1944, she commenced a long refit, including fo'c's'le extension, at Liverpool, N.S., working up at Bermuda afterward in August. On 19 May 1945, she left New York with HX.357, her last convoy, and was paid off on 26 Jun 1945 at Sorel. Sold for merchant service in 1947, she became the Argentinean Gasestado but was taken over by the Argentinean Navy in 1957. Converted to a hydrographic survey vessel she was renamed Capitan Canepa. One of Capitan Canepa most important tasks was a survey in 1967 to delineate the contested territorial waters between Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil. The survey quite possibly averted war. After more than 30 years service to two navies, she was paid off and broken up in 1972.

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR - 12 May 1941 - 09 Jan 1942

Ch/Skpr George Norval Downey, RCNR - 10 Jan 1942 - 28 Mar 1942

A/LCdr Roy Milton Mosher, RCNR - 29 Mar 1942 - 13 Mar 1943

Lt Harry Ogilvie Magill, RCNVR - 14 Mar 1943 - 08 Oct 1943

Lt D.R. Watson, RCNR - 09 Oct 1943 - 18 Mar 1944

Lt Harry Ogilvie Magill, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1944 - 15 Jun 1944

Lt William Davis Stokvis, RCNVR - 16 Jun 1944 - 26 Jun 1945

  

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

BULLOCK, Harold Lorne

L/Sig, V2314, RCNVR

died - 20 Apr 1942 

COOK, Thomas Alfred

OS, V24177, RCNVR

died - 26 Jun 1941 

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bell, Joe

____-2014

Bramson, Leonard

____-2008

 

 

 

C-D

Chatfield, Walter

1900-1976

Clark, Thomas Jr.

1921-2012

Drobot, Thomas

1922-2007

 

 

G-H

Hunter, Frederick Ferris

1920-2012

 

 

 

 

M-N

McEwan, Gordon Manson

1922-2010

McLeod, Ian Stanley

Drafted to Barrie 12 May 1941. Served in Barrie as 1st Lt.

MPK - 13 Sep 1942

while serving in 

HMCS Ottawa H60

Moore, Douglas

1919-2010

Served in Barrie 1941-1944 as a Radar Operator

 

 

Q-R

Quinn, John Gordon

1925-2011

Ross, Charles Albert

1902-1967

Served in Barrie 12 May 1941 - 17 Mar 1944

 

 

 

S-T

Stokvis, Wilfred Davis

1913-2000

7th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

W-X

Waldron, William James

1922-2014

Wilson, James Arthur

1900-1970

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Boxer, Donald Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1944

 

Caldwell, Frank R. 

 

Campbell, Gordon Cook, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Carr, Edward Frederick Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945

 

Colcomb, Richard McQuat, Slt, RCNVR - 13 Apr 1943

 

David, William Rowland, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 15 Mar 1944

 

Davis, Marould (Bill), Sto PO, RCNR (of Pictou, NS) - 1945

 

Downey, George Norval, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 12 May 1941

Fox, Edward Ferrand, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1942

 

Gunn, John W., V73228, RCNVR - 1944

 

Hudson, Bill

 

Kirby

 

Krismous, Bill

 

Knowles, Ronald Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

Magill, Harry Ogilvie, Lt, RCNVR - 14 Mar 1943

 

Mathews, George Randle, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1942

 

Mavety, George Alexander, Slt, RCNVR - 12 May 1941

 

McMahon, Harold (Shadow), Sto, RCNR (of Sarnia, ON) - 1945

 

Mosher, Roy Milton, Lt, RCNR - 10 Apr 1941 (Stand by) CO

 

Pastachak, William, Radar/Sonar

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

        

 

HMCS Barri K138

RCN Photos

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

 

Unknown sailor on HMCS Barrie K138

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

Douglas W. Moore on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Unknown sailors scrubbing the deck on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Unknown sailor on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

A couple of sailors from HMCS Barrie K138 enjoying some time ashore in New York, NY

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Unknown sailors on HMCS Barrie K138

Note the sailor with the six-gun

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Doug Moore standing by the depth charge racks on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Doug Moore (right) and shipmates on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

HMCS Barrie K138 (foreground) conducting a stern fueling from an unknown tanker

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Depth charge exploding astern of HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

A blimp passing over a convoy

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Unknown ship off Bermuda - possibly a work-ups consort

Photo taken from HMCS Barrie

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Bill Krismous and Kirby shooting dice

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Bill Hudson on HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

RMS Queen Mary

Photo taken from HMCS Barrie K138

From the collection of Douglas Moore

Courtesy of Harold Moore

Sailors on HMCS Barrie K138 with a kite adorned with Swatikas

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

Two sailors on HMCS Barrie about to cut into a cake

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

Sto PO James Wilson about to flash up the boiler on HMCS Barrier K138

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

Three newspaper articles on HMCS Barrier and her crew:

 

1)  HMCS Barrie braves Atlantic storms and war's hazards

 

2)  Ship is Sunk, 14 Rescued

 

3) Corvette "Barrie" Boys Passing Through Town Stop to Say Thanks

 

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

Veteran Seamen - Three engine room ratings of HMCS Barrie K138

 

L-R: Sto PO Marould (Bill) Davis, RCNR of Pictou, NS;  Sto Harold (Shadow) McMahon, MID, RCNR of Sarnia, ON; and, Sto PO James Wilson, BEM, RCNR

 

From the collection of James Wilson

Courtesy of Gail Darby

 

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