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HMCS COBOURG K333

Then Merchant Vessel CAMCO (1947)

Then Merchant Vessel PUERTO DEL SOL (1956)

HMCS Cobourg K333

 

Laid down: 25 Nov 1942

Launched: 14 Jul 1943

Commissioned: 11 May 1944

Paid off: 15 Jun 1945

Fate: Burned and sunk in 1971 (1972??) at New Orleans

 

Launched at Midland, Ont., she was commissioned there on 11 May 1944. She arrived at Halifax 17 Jun 1944, having visited her namesake port en route. She arrived in Bermuda in mid-Jul 1944 for three weeks' workups and on her return was allocated to EG C-6, St. John's. Cobourg served with the group as a mid-ocean escort for the duration of the war, leaving Londonderry on 27 Mar 1945, to join convoy ON.293 for her last trip westward. She arrived at Halifax 02 May 1945 for refit and was paid off 15 June 1945 at Sorel to await disposal. Sold into mercantile service in 1945, she began her new career in 1947 under the name of Camco. In 1956 she assumed the name Puerto del Sol under Panamanian flag, and on 01 Jul 1971 (1972??), burned and sank at New Orleans. She was later raised and scrapped.

 

Commanding Officers

 Lt Gordon Harold Johnson, RCNVR - 11 May 1944 - 15 Jun 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Blakely, William Thomas

1913-2005

Drafted to Cobourg 23 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

G-H

Green, John Warburton

1918-2012

Drafted to Cobourg K333 on 10 May 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Stand by

Hamilton, James Alexander

1923-2012

 

 

 

O-P

Pound, William Gilbert

____-1961

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Allard, Jack Harold, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 11 May 1944

 

Christmas, Kenneth Evans, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 11 May 1944

Fenech, Carmel, Wt (E), RCNR - 11 May 1944

 

Green, John Warburton, Lt, RCNVR - 11 May 1944

 

Johnson, George Harold, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 11 May 1944

McGuinness, James Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945

 

Millson, Lloyd George, Slt, RCNVR - 11 May 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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