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HMCS CAP DE LA MADELEINE K663 / 317

HMCS Cap de la Madeleine K663

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 05 Nov 1943

Launched: 13 May 1944

Commissioned: 30 Sep 1944

Paid off: 25 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 07 Dec 1954

Paid off: 15 May 1965

Fate: Broken up at La Spezia, Italy in 1966

 

Built at Quebec city, she was commissioned there on 30 Sep 1944. She arrived at Halifax 20 Oct 1944, and soon afterward sailed for Bermuda to work up. Returning in Dec 1944, she was allocated to EG C-7, MOEF, based at St. John's. She left that port 28 Dec 1944, to accompany convoy HX.328 eastward, but was detached on 03 Jan 1945 to the westbound convoy ONS.39, as she had to return for repairs. These were carried out successively at St. John's, Halifax and Quebec, and completed on 07 May 1945. She then began tropicalization refit at Lauzon, but this was cancelled in Aug 1945 owing to termination of hostilities, and the ship was paid off 25 Nov 1945 at Shelburne. She was sold to Marine Industries Ltd., but later re-acquired by the RCN and converted to a Prestonian class unit. Re-commissioned on 07 Dec 1954, she served on the east coast until paid off on 15 May 1965. She was broken up the following year at La Spezia, Italy.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Ronald Alfred Judges, RCNVR - 30 Sep 1944 - 18 Oct 1945

LCdr W.O.O. Barbour, RCNR - 19 Oct 1945 - 25 Nov 1945

LCdr Charles Anglin Gray, RCN - 20 May 1959 - 27 Dec 1960

Cdr Kenneth Edward Grant, RCN - 28 Dec 1960 - 08 Jan 1961

LCdr Donald Ross White, RCN - 09 Jan 1961 - 06 Feb 1961

Cdr Kenneth Edward Grant, RCN - 07 Feb 1961 - 25 Oct 1962

Lt G.R. Ferguson, RCN - 26 Oct 1962 - 18 Feb 1963

Cdr Robert A. Beach, RCN - 19 Feb 1963 - 08 Mar 1964

Cdr B. Cartwright, RCN - 09 Mar 1964 - 26 Nov 1964

LCdr Francis John Poyntz French, RCN - 27 Nov 1964 - 15 May 1965

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bomberry, Oscar Lyle

1941-2013

 

 

 

 

C-D

Cooper, Ronald Ellwood

1942-2013

 

 

 

 

E-F

Flanagan, Leonard George

1931-2013

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hibbard, Earl George

____-2014

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Reeder, Anthony Carl

____-2013

Rhymes, Reginald Heber

1926-2006

Served in Cap de la Madeleine 25 May 1961 - 19 Aug 1962 as a P1TD3, RCN

 

 

 

S-T

Statham, David John

____-2016

Stone, George Alfred

1921-2007

Strum, Gordon Eugene

____-2012

 

 

W-X

Walzak, Albert

1931-2012

Served in Cap de la Madeleine  in 1959 as Lt, RCN

Williams, Leslie A.

1929-2000

Served in Cap de la Madeleine during WW2

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Archer, Ron, Electrician - 1962

 

Babcock, John, Admin Writer - 1962

 

Bakody, David, RCNR - 1961 

 

Bentley, Jack, Lt, RCNVR - 04 Jun 1945

 

Biginess, Ray - 1962

 

Brown, PO, Buffer - 1961

 

Chambers, Howie, Cook - 9162

Clark, Larry, RCN - 1962

 

Coryell, John Warren, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Dunning, Ray - 1962

 

Lang, Hector Craig, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Lebarr, Earl, Storesman - 1962

 

McPhail, (??), Admin Writer - 1962

 

Morrow, Samuel, Lt (E), RCNR - 15 Jun 1944

Parker, (??), Storesman - 1962

 

Robinson, Jock Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1945

 

Schwartz, Morley Graham, RP

 

Steel, Jim, WU - 1961-1963

 

Stow, Peter, DeckO / NavO - 1962-1965

 

Sullivan, Everett Michael, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1945

 

Swan, Steve

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Fire in the Galley

HMCS Cap de la Madeline: 2 - Subs: 0

 

Links

HMCS Cap de la Madeleine Facebook group

Personal photo gallery of Reginald Heber (Smokey) Rhymes

 

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