For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS COURTENAY J262

HMCS Courtenay J262

 

Laid down: 28 Jan 1941

Launched: 02 Aug 1941

Commissioned: 21 Mar 1942

Paid off: 05 Nov 1945

Fate: Sold on 03 Apr 1946. Final disposition unknown.

 

Commissioned at Prince Rupert on 21 Mar 1942, Courtenay spent her whole career on the west coast, serving alternately with the Esquimalt and Prince Rupert Force. She was paid off on 05 Nov 1945, at Esquimalt and sold in 1946 to the Union Steamship Co., Vancouver for use as a merchant ship. However, she was not converted to this use, and has proved impossible to trace beyond 1951, when a purchase offer was made by a San Francisco firm.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Albert Rudolph Ascah, RCNR - 21 Mar 1942 - 07 Feb 1943

Lt Arthur Hamilton Gosse, RCNR - 08 Feb 1943 - 01 Mar 1943

A/LCdr A.R. Ascah, RCNR - 02 Mar 1943 - 04 Mar 1945

Lt William Norman Black, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945 - 02 Sep 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Alexander C.

1923-2010

Atchinson, Francis Stanley

1920-2014

 

 

 

C-D

Duncan, Albert Thomas

1924-2011

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hutchinson, Donald Ernest

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kennedy, William Carter

1922-2011

LeFaivre, Francis Eugene

1922-2007

 

 

 

M-N

Mauro, Vic

1919-2016

Served in Courtney 26 Jun 1943 - 07 Jul 1943 and 17 Jul 1943 - 02 Oct 1943 as a Signalman

 

 

 

 

W-X

Warner, Harold James

1914-2005

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Black, William Norman, Lt, RCNVR - 05 May 1942 / 23 Mar 1944

 

Boden, John Allen, Skpr, RCNR - 21 Mar 1942

 

Campbell, Robert Douglas, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1942

 

Gordon, Andrew Farquharson, Wt (E), RCNVR - 03 May 1944

 

Gorrie, Harold Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Jun 1944

Green, Richard (Dick) 

 

Hansen, Felix Albin Leopold Bloch, War (E), RCNR - Jan 1942 (Stand by) / Wt (E) - 21 Mar 1942

 

Magnussen, Robert George, Lt, RCNVR  - 21 Mar 1942

 

Merkel, James William Arthur, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

McKay, Donald Horatio, Lt, RCNR - 02 Mar 1942 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1942

 

Preston, James David, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945

 

Schneider, Reinhold Roy, Lt (E), RCNVR - 05 Jun 1945

 

Staples, William Robert, A/Lt (E), RCNVR - 30 May 1945

 

Wilson, Haddon Spurgeon, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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