HMCS COBOURG K333

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS COBOURG K333

From the collection of Laurence Fricke

Courtesy of Linda Carleton

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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 broken up.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 


 

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

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Allard, Jack Harold, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944  / 11 May 1944

 

Christmas, Kenneth Evans, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 / 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 / 11 May 1944

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

 

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

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

William Gilbert Pound on HMCS COBOURG during the ship's visit to COBOURG, Ont. - May/Jun 1944

 

From the collection of William Pound

Courtesy of Dianne Clark

ASDIC shack on HMCS COBOURG K333

 

DND / RCN photo 

 


 

 

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(AB01) HMCS COBOURG K333 at St. John's, Newfoundland  (AB02-B03) Crew loading depth charges onto the launchers on HMCS COBOURG K333  (AB04) HMCS COBOURG K333 shipping seas as she digs into a wave  (AB05) The quarterdeck of HMCS COBOURG K333 awash in rough seas

 

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Unknown sailors on HMCS COBOURG K333

 

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(AB11) Art Bell holding the winch brake on HMCS COBOURG K333  (AB12) Art Bell on the bridge of HMCS COBOURG K333  (AB13) Art Bell on the jetty in St. John's, Newfoundland - 13 Apr 1944  (AB14) Art Bell (right) with unknown shipmate on HMCS COBOURG K333

 

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HMCS COBOURG conducting a stern fueling with a Merchant Aircraft Carrier (MAC)

(AB15) The heaving line which is attached to the fueling hose from the MAC is being winched in on HMCS COBOURG  (AB16-AB19) HMCS COBOURG K333 fueling from the MAC

 

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(AB20) Unknown corvette shipping seas, astern of HMCS COBOURG K333

 

From the collection of Sto 1c Art Bell, RCNVR

 

Photos courtesy of Art's son Andrew, daughter-in-law Rita Giulietti and daughter Janet Bell Crawford

 


 

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