For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS CHARLOTTETOWN K244

HMCS Charlottetown K244

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942,   Gulf of St. Lawrence  1942, 1944

 

 

Laid down: 26 Jan 1943

Launched: 16 Sep 1943

Commissioned: 28 Apr 1944

Paid off: 25 Mar 1947

Fate: Hull was sunk at a breakwater in 1948

 

Commissioned at Quebec City on 28 Apr 1944, Charlottetown visited her namesake city en route to Halifax on 22 May 1944. She arrived in Bermuda on 18 Jun 1944 for a month's working-up, and on her return to Halifax was assigned to EG 16. She left Halifax on 07 Mar 1945, for Londonderry, the group having been transferred there, and was also briefly based at Portsmouth. In May she escorted two convoys to Gibraltar and two back, and in mid-Jun 1945 left 'Derry' for Sydney, N.S. There she commenced a tropicalization refit that was completed at Halifax on 28 Feb 1946, and on 03 Mar 1946 left for Esquimalt. She spent the rest of the year training cadets and new entries, and on 25 Mar 1947, was paid off at Esquimalt. She was sold the same year, and her hull expended as a breakwater at Oyster Bay, B.C.

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr John Harding, RCNR - 28 Apr 1944 - 23 Apr 1945

A/Cdr William Chares Halliday, RCNR - 24 Apr 1945 - 09 Jul 1945

A/Cdr William Charles Halliday, RCNR - 19 Sep 1945 - 05 Oct 1945

LCdr S.W. Howell, RCNR - 06 Oct 1945 - unk

LCdr John Elford Wolfenden, RCNR - 13 Apr 1946 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bays, Rodney

1924-2006

Served in Charlottetown in 1946

 

 

 

 

C-D

Carnes, William George

1920-2016

Charnell, Robert Francis

1919-2010

Served in Charlottetown as a Telegraphist

Crossley, Sidney Ross

1920-2008

Dubowski, Steve John

1922-2013

Served in Charlottetown 1946 - 1947

Dunbar, Robert

____-____

E-F

Fathers, Francis Onesimus

1926-2012

Fell, Lloyd Allan

1927-2014

Fryer, J. Douglas

1921-1990

 

 

G-H

Gerrior, Marshall James

1927-2004

Graham, Ron J.

1924-2010

Haley, Arnold Daniel

1921-2009

Drafted to Charlottetown on 14 Apr 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Stand by / 28 Apr 1944

Hilliard, George A.

1925-2016

Huddleston, Lorne

1928-2013

K-L

Kerry, Herald C.

____-2005

Lambier, Clarence

1925-1984

 

 

 

M-N

McMillan, William Donald

1925-2017

Merritt, Thomas R.

1926-2008

Myers, Frank S.

1928-2017

 

 

O-P

O'Brien. Joseph M.

1928-2002

Outhouse, Mendal Blake

1918-2008

 

 

 

Q-R

Raney, William Edgar

1922-2012

Drafted to Charlottetown 10 Apr 1944, as Slt, RCNVR, Stand by / 28 Apr 1944

Rushworth, Arthur Roy

1921-2003

 

 

 

S-T

Sheffer, George Frederick

1923-2008

Sidorchuk, Norman

1917-2002

Teeter, Hawley H.

____-2005

Tilley, Harold

1923-2013

Drafted to Charlottetown 18 Apr 1946 as Lt, RCN

 

W-X

Wolfenden, John Elford

1905-1992

5th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bayliss, Edwin Thomas William, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Jul 1946

 

Bedwell, George E. 

 

Black, William James Archibald, Slt, RCN(R) - 01 Jul 1946

 

Bronstetter, William Edgar, Lt, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 Apr 1944

 

Bryant, Arthur James Scott, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 04 Mar 1945

 

Collins, Gerald Mullen, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 07 Jun 1944

 

Enny, James Ronald, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

Forster, Julius Erwood, A/LCdr, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 28 Apr 1944

 

Germaniuk, Peter (Gery)    The Memory Project

 

Glen, Alex, Lt(E), RCNVR - 25 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 28 Apr 1944

 

Groff, Edward Carl, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 Apr 1944

Haley, Arnold Daniel, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1944

 

Hoyte, George Albert, Slt, RCN(R) - 28 Jul 1946

 

Mainguy, James Wishart, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944

 

Neil, John David, Slt (E), RCNVR - 19 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 Apr 1944

 

Simard, Pierre Edouard Gerard, Slt, RCN(R) - 01 Jul 1946

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Charlottetown K244

From the collection of Doug Fryer

Courtesy of Robert Fryer

 

Messages saved by L/Coder Fryer who was serving in HMCS Charlottetown K244 on V.E. Day

 

Msg # 01

Msg # 02

    

Msg # 03

Msg # 04

Msg # 05

 

(1) Message from the ADMIRALTY to AIG 1 - paying to civilians of all grades and auxiliary services   (2) Message from NSHQ to AIG 138 - congratulating all RCN officers, ratings and members of the Reserve.  (3) Message from the ADMIRALTY relaying message from Field Marshal Montgomery congratulating and thanking the Royal Navy for its support  (4) Message from CINC WA to ANTIGONISH, MATANE, CHARLOTETOWN, STETTLER and KIRKLAND LAKE thanking them for their service on their final departure from Londonderry  (5) Message from COM D WA to Ships of EG 16 - wishing them good luck and a good leave on their final departure from Londonderry.

 

  

Msg # 06

  

Msg # 07

Msg # 08

Msg # 09

Msg # 10

Msg # 11

 

(6) Message from NSHQ to AIG 138 - relating congratulations from the Prime Minster of Canada to all officers and ratings of the RCN  (7) V.E. Day message from CINC WA to AIG 32  (8) Message from the ADMIRALTY to ALL SHIPS - Spice the Main Brace  (9) Message from the ADMIRALTY to ALL SHIPS - Congratulations on the Victory in Europe and expression of confidence in them for the battle in the Far East.  (10) Message from WHITEHALL W/T to ALL SHIPS announcing the unconditional surrender of Germany and the encouragement for the battle in the Pacific  (11) Intercepted message from S.O. U-boats - directing all U-boats to complete on last mission - their surrender to the allies.

 

From the collection of Doug Fryer

Courtesy of Robert Fryer

 

 

HOME PAGE     SHIP INDEX      CONTACT