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HMCS COWICHAN 162

HMCS Cowichan 162

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1941-45,   Normandy  1944,   English Channel 1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 10 Jul 1956

Launched: 26 Feb 1957

Commissioned: 12 Dec 1957

Paid off: 22 Aug 1997

Fate: Sold to private interests. Tied up, neglected, at the wharf of the now closed Lambert Sawmill, Sooke, BC. Last seen June 2016.

 

Built by Yarrows Ltd., Esquimalt, she was commissioned on 12 Dec 1957, and was a member of Training Group Pacific until paid off on 22 Aug 1997. Her specifications on completion were: Displacement: 396 tons; Length: 152 ft, Beam: 28 ft; Draught: 8 ft; Speed: 16 kts; Armament: 1-40mm; Complement: 3 officers, 35 men. Cowichan was sold to private interests and was last seen in June 2016, tied up at the wharf at the old Lambert Sawmill, Sooke, BC - neglected and covered in graffiti.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr G.W.S. Brooks, RCN - 12 Dec 1957 - 27 Aug 1959

LCdr W.C. Wilson, RCN - 28 Aug 1959 - 30 Aug 1961

LCdr Richard Dezso Okros, RCN - 31 Aug 1961 - Aug 1963

LT A.P. Howard, RCN - Aug 1963 - Feb 1964

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Boughton, Benjamin

1924-2008

 

 

 

 

C-D

Derhak, Wesley Gerald

____-2017

 

 

 

 

K-L

Linscott, John David

1953-2015

 

 

 

 

M-N

McGowan, Harold Austad

1924-2010

 

 

 

 

O-P

Paterson, William Argyle

1930-2007

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Rombough, Wallace Ormand

1926-2006

Served in Cowichan 28 Apr 1967 - 12 Sep 1968 as a P1 MarEng

 

 

 

 

S-T

Self, Bob, LCdr, Ret`d

1954-2010

Simpson, John Burton

1939-2012

 

 

 

U-V

VanEk, Hendrick

1934-2016

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wickware, Michael John

1947-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Hughes, Cyril

Paries, Emil T., ABRP - 1958-1961

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

HMCS Cowichan - Commissioning Ceremony

 

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