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HMCS CHIGNECTO J160

HMCS Chignecto J160

 

Laid down: 09 Nov 1940

Launched: 12 Dec 1940

Commissioned: 31 Oct 1941

Paid off: 03 Nov 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1957

 

Commissioned at Vancouver on 31 Oct 1941, Chignecto spent her whole career on the west coast, alternating between Esquimalt Force and Prince Rupert Force. She was paid off on 03 Nov 1945, at Esquimalt and sold in 1946 to the Union Steamship Co., Vancouver, for conversion to a coastal merchant ship. The conversion was not proceeded with, and in 1951 an offer to purchase her was received from a San Francisco firm. She was later scrapped in 1957 at the Point Hope Shipyard, Victoria, BC, Canada.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt L.F. McQuarrie, RCNR - 31 Oct 1941 - 08 Aug 1943

Lt H.H. Rankin, RCNR - 09 Aug 43 - 29 Aug 1943

Lt L.F. McQuarrie, RCNR - 30 Aug 1943 - 28 Jul 1944

Skpr/Lt George Francis Cassidy, RCNR - 29 Jun 1944 - 01 Mar 1945

Lt Reginald Curren Eaton, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1945 - 23 Sep 1945

Not known - 24 Sep 1945 - 03 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Benzie, James

1917-2012

 

 

 

 

M-N

McCrimmon, William Henry

1924-2013

Melville, Harold Lloyd

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Murray, Richard Charles

1925-2009

 

 

Q-R

Russell, Samuel Henry

1915-1998

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Almond, George Stevens, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 24 Mar 1942

 

Brenton, Alfred Edgar 

 

Calland, John Christopher Hatton, Lt, RCNVR - 11 May 1943

 

Cooke, Robert Darwin, A/War (E), RCNVR - 19 Feb 1944

 

Evans, Clifford, Lt, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1945

 

Fletcher, Duncan Arthur, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1945

 

Francis, Robert MacBain, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jan 1942

Frost, Stacey George, Slt, RCNR - 08 Jun 1942

 

Gannon, Don

 

Georgeson, Thomas Cumberland, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Jul 1944

 

Hallman, Donald Spencer, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1944

 

Huff, Walter, Gunner

 

Jamison, Don

 

Kent, Robert William, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1942

Jukes, Andrew John Kemball, S/Lt, RCNVR - 06 Feb 1942

 

Margettes, James V.

 

McMinn, Richard Montague, Skpr, RCNR - 04 Mar 1945

 

Schneider, Reinhold Roy, Lt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Storey, John Edmond, Slt (E), RCNR - 30 Jun 1942

 

Turner, Franklin Joseph Ewart, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1943

 

Whittall, David Haskell, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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