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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS DAUPHIN K157

Then Honduran Merchant Vessel CORTES (1949)

Then Ecuadorean Merchant Vessel SAN ANTONIO (1955)

 

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS  Dauphin K157

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

 

Laid down: 06 Jul 1940

Launched: 24 Oct 1940

Commissioned: 17 May 1941

Paid off: 20 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold to civilian use. Final disposition  unknown.

 

Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, she was commissioned at Montreal on 17 May 1941 and arrived at Halifax on 24 May 1941. She joined Sydney Force late in Jun 1941 and in Sep 1941 transferred to Newfoundland Command. She left Sydney on 05 Sep 1941 to join her maiden convoy, SC.43, continuing on to the U.K. for further workups at Tobermory and returning to mid-ocean service in mid-Oct 1941. Dauphin was almost continuously employed as an ocean escort until Aug 1944, after Dec 1942 as a member of EG A-3, (re-designated C-5 in Jun 1943). She escorted three particularly strenuous convoys: SC.100 (Sep 1942), On.166 (Feb 1943), and SC.121 (Mar 1943). In the course of a major refit at Pictou from Apr to Sep 1943, her fo'c's'le was lengthened. Dauphin left Londonderry for the last time on 11 Aug 1944, underwent refit at Liverpool, N.S., then proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Returning in Jan 1945, she was assigned to EG W-7, Western Escort Force, for the balance of the war. She was paid off at Sorel on 20 Jun 1945, and sold for conversion to a merchant ship, entering service in 1949 as the Honduran Cortes. She became the Ecuadorean San Antonio in 1955. she was still listed in Lloyd's Register in 1977-78.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Robert Aubern Stuart McNeil, OBE, RCNR - 17 May 1941 - 17 Jan 1943

A/LCdr Matthew Howard Wallace, RCNR - 18 Jan 1943 - 10 Oct 1944

Lt Edward Ross O'Kelly, RCNVR - 11 Oct 1944 - 20 Jun 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Dartnell, Clinton Leroy

1920-2014

 

 

 

 

E-F

Fenson, Morley

1922-2013

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, Herbert W.

____-____

 

 

 

 

K-L

Keeling, John Percival

1912-2005

 Drafted to Dauphin K157 on 14 May 1941 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Slt, RCNVR, XO

 

 

 

 

M-N

McLaren, William

1924-2009

McLean, Fred

____-1994

McNevin, Sydney Raymond

1922-2012

 

 

S-T

Turney, James Garth

1921-2009

Served in Dauphin in 1942 (approx)

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wennburg, Edgar Theodore Pate

1911-2002

Drafted to Dauphin on 18 Jun 1942 as Lt, RCNVR

Westell, John Russell

1920-2013

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

Jiggs

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Former Crew Members

Allison, Ossie, PO 

 

Armstrong, Arthur Francis, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Boucher, Allen, Lt, RCNVR - 14 May 1941 (Stand by) / 17 May 1941

 

Brassard, Guy Rene, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1945

 

Brown, Frederick Clayton 

 

Campbell, Dou, PO 

 

Carey, Bud, PO 

 

Cheevers, PO 

 

Cook, L. - 1943 

 

Cooke, Murray Hamel, Slt, RCNVR - 27 May 1941

 

Darlington, Art, CPO - 1943

 

Feuiltault, Guy - 1941-1945 

 

Fisher, Stan, CERA - 1944

Fletcher, Frederick. - 1943 

 

Grant, Donald - 1943

 

Grasse, G., Stoker - 1944

 

Guppy, Stoker - 1944

 

Hayes, L/Stoker - 1944

 

Huffman, Keith Cameron, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Mar 1944

 

Hunt, John Angus, Mate, RCNR - 17 May 1941

 

Kent, Allan Charles Wt (E), RCN - 04 May 1944

 

Knowles, John Irving, Wt (E), RCN - 10 Mar 1945

 

Lawson, John Eric, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Feb 1944

 

Little, Herbert Michael, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1943

 

MacLeod, John, CERA - 1944

 

MacNeil, Robert Aubern Stuart, LCdr, RCNR - 12 Apr 1941 (Stand by) CO

 

Manning, George Percy, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Mar 1944

Minty, Gordon Robert, Lt (E) - 29 Feb 1944

 

Murphy, L., Stoker PO - 1944

 

Parsons, Stoker PO - 1944

 

Sauve, G. - 1943 

 

Smith, L., L/Stoker - 1944

 

Spielmon, Stoker - 1944

 

Stinson, Frederick Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1944

 

Swackhammer, Erol - 1944 

 

Thomas, Stoker - 1944

 

Webb, G., PO - 1943 

 

Wise, Al, Stoker PO 1944

 

Wood, Stan, CPO - 1943 

 

Wotsencroft, Bob., PO - 1943 

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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