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HMCS CAPE BRETON K350

HMCS Cape Breton K350

 

Battle honours and awards:  Arctic  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 05 May 1942

Launched: 24 Nov 1942

Commissioned: 25 Oct 1943

Paid off: 26 Jan 1946

Fate: Hull sunk as a breakwater 1948

 

Built at Quebec City, she was commissioned there on 25 Oct 1943. She arrived at Halifax on 28 Nov 1943 and worked up in St. Margaret's Bay in Jan 1944. Assigned to EG 6, a support group based at Londonderry, she left Halifax for the U.K. on 24 Feb 1944. She operated at various times from "Derry, Portsmouth and Plymouth and in Apr 1944 sailed to Kola Inlet as escort for convoy RA.59. On 28 Apr 1944, Cape Breton, in company with Waskesiu K330, Grou K518 and, Outremont K322 departed Kola Inlet with Convoy RA.59; arriving at Loch Ewe on 06 May 1944. She was also on hand on D-Day. She returned to Canada  arriving on 06 Nov 1944 at Shelburne for a major refit. This was completed in Apr 1945 and she was then sent to Bermuda to work up. Assigned to EG 9, she left St. John's on 09 May 1945 with convoy HX.354, and later that month sailed from "Derry direct to Vancouver. A tropicalization refit begun on 26 Jun 1945 was cancelled before completion and the ship was paid of 26 Jan 1946, after several months in reserve at Esquimalt. She was sold in 1947 and expended as a breakwater in 1948, reportedly at Kelsey Bay, B.C. 

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Alexander McAllister McLarnon, RCNR - 25 Oct 1943 - 03 Dec 1944

A/LCdr John Crispo Leckie Annesley, RCN - 05 Jan 1945 - 24 Sep 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Annesley, John Crispo Leckie

1917-1964

2nd Commanding Officer

Beach, Douglas Keith

1924-2004

Bonoyer, Roger Agenor

1922-2007

 

 

G-H

Grant, G. Edwin

1923-2016

Served in Cape Breton during WW 2 as a PO, ERA

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kerley, Alfred Horace

____-2004

Knott, Kenneth George

1925-2017

 

 

 

M-N

Mayne, Thomas Hanson

1921-2011

 

 

 

 

O-P

O'Grady, Joseph Michael

1925-2010

 

 

 

 

W-X

Warburton, Frederick William

1921-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Carr, Stanley, Lt (E), RCNVR - 07 Jul 1943

 

Drohan, Charles - WW 2

 

Durley, Thomas Richard, Lt (El), RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

 

Germaniuk, Peter (Gery) 

Holms, John Edward Vandeleur, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945

 

Jessome, Ambrose - WW 2

 

MacCharles, Aubrey - WW 2

 

McKay, Donald Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1945

Robson, Thomas Beattie, Lt, RCNVR - 23 Feb 1945

 

Weed, Joseph Dodsworth, Lt (E), RCNVR - 01 Apr 1945

 

Woolverton, Cecil Kirk, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

The Memory Project - Peter (Gery) Germaniuk

 

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