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Then WILCOX (1946)




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Launched: 05 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 25 Jul 1944

Paid off: 30 Nov 1945

Sold: 1946 for civilian use

Fate: Ran aground in June, 1954


Built at Newcastle Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Nanaimo, BC, she was commission at Nanaimo on 25 Jul 1944.  She was employed out of Esquimalt on Esquimalt and Prince Rupert Force until the end of the war.  Coquitlam was sold for civilian use in 1946 and re-named Wilcox.  She ran aground at Carleton Point, Anticosti Island in Jun 1954.


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Commanding Officers

Lt G.J. McNamara, RCNR - 25 Jul 1944 - 03 Jul 1945

A/Lt Carl Gustafson, RCNVR - 03 Jul 1945 - 30 Nov 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Alexander, William John







Former Crew Members

Evans, Harold James, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 17 Jul 1944 (Stand by) / 25 Jul 1944

McNamara, George John, Lt, RCNVR, CO - 08 Jul 1944 (Stand by)


Photos and Documents


Newspaper story on the wreck of the Wilcox (former HMCS Coquitlam J364) on Anticosti Island

Source: The Thorold Niagara News 27 June 2012

Wreck of the Wilcox (former HMCS Coquitlam J364)




Three photos showing the remains of the Wilcox just north of the Carleton Point lighthouse on Anticosti Island, July 2015


Photographer Tom LaRue

Courtesy of / Tom LaRue 2015