HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS DUNDAS K229

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

 

Laid down: 19 Mar 1941

Launched: 25 Jul 1941

Commissioned: 01 Apr 1942

Paid off: 17 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1945. Broken up in 1946

 

Built at Victoria and commissioned on 01 Apr 1942, she joined Esquimalt Force after working up, and in Aug 1942 made a round trip as convoy escort to Kodiak, Alaska, in support of the Aleutian campaign. On 13 Sep 1942, HMCS DUNDAS, in company with HMCS TIMMINS, HMCS QUESNEL, HMCS EDMUNDSTON and HMCS NEW WESTMINSTER departed Esquimalt for Halifax via the Panama Canal. DUNDAS was to replace an Operation "Torch" nominee, joining WLEF upon arrival at Halifax on 13 Oct 1942. She served with EG W-7 from Jun 1943, with W-5 from Sep 1943, and with W-4 from Apr 1944. In the course of a major refit at Montreal from 13 Jun to 19 Nov 1943, DUNDAS acquired her extended fo'c's'le. She commenced another long refit early in Jan 1945, at Liverpool, N.S., resuming service in Apr 1945. Paid off on 17 Jul 1945 at Sorel, she was sold later that year and broken up in 1946 at Hamilton, Ont.

 


 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell          Ship's Company Photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/LCdr Robert William Draney, RCNR - 01 Apr 1942 - 17 May 1943

Lt Richard Wallace Hart, RCNVR - 18 May 1943 - 11 Apr 1944

Lt Robert Berkeley Taylor, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944 - 17 Feb 1945

Lt David Ewart Howard, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945 - 17 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Andrews, Alexander Witherspoon, A/War (E), RCN - Jan 1944

 

Arter, Donald McKay, A/War (E), RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Cherrie, John, SLt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1945

 

Clark, James Manley Scott, SLt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942 / Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1942

 

Crowder, Lloyd Allan, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Emmerson, Elliott, SLt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944

Hamilton, John William, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1942

 

Hoggard, Arthur Frederick, SLt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Hunt, Harold Bowler, Mate, RCNR - 01 Apr 1942

 

MacDonald, Robert

 

MacInnis, Donald Ross, WT (E), RCN - 25 Jul 1944

 

McBurney, James William, A/Lt, RCNVR - 12 Mar 1945

McDonald, Wallace Arthur, SLt, RCNVR - 17 May 1942

 

McGregor, William Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1942

 

Morrison, Grant Samuel, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Ross, Andrew William, SLt, RCNVR - 15 May 1943

 

Taylor, Robert Berkeley, Lt, RCNVR - 02 Mar 1943

 

Wedd, Andrew Allan, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

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(JS01) HMCS DUNDAS K229  (JS02) HMCS DUNDAS K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945  (JS03) Unidentified sailors on HMCS DUNDAS K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945  (JS04) HMCS DUNDAS K229 in ice  (JS05) HMCS DUNDAS, 25 Jul 1941

 

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(JS06) Unidentified sailor at tot time - From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424  (JS07) Unidentified sailors manning the MK VIII single pom-pom gun HMCS DUNDAS K229 during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945  (JS08) Unidentified sailors on HMCS DUNDAS K229 during training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945  (JS09) Unidentified sailor on the fo'c's'le of HMCS DUNDAS K229 during  the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945  (JS10) Unidentified ship in the gun sights of HMCS DUNDAS during the training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945

 

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(JS11) HMCS DUNDAS K229 training cruise in the Caribbean, circa 1945 - John Frederick Simpson, (2nd row, 1st on right)  (JS12) John Frederick Simpson on the gun of HMCS DUNDAS

 

From the personal collection of John Frederick Simpson O/S 091424

Courtesy of Jeff Simpson

(Photo restoration 2013 Jeff Simpson - All rights reserved)

 


 

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(DMA01) HMCS DUNDAS K229 ship's company photo circa May-Jun 1943  (DMA0202) HMCS DUNDAS K229 ship's company photo post 1943 refit  (DM03) Storesman on HMCS DUNDAS K229 receiving an iron from the ship's CO  (DMA04) Dhobey (laundry) day on HMCS DUNDAS K229

Note: The 2 crew photo are also posted on the ship's company photo page for HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

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(DM05) Ratings ironing their collars  (DMA06-DMA07) Coffee time in the Chief and Petty Officers mess

 

Courtesy of the Dundas Museum and Archives

139 Park St W Dundas ON L9H 1X8

905-627-7412  // email: dundasmuseum.ca

 


 

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(WD19) Unknown sailors having a swim while HMCS DUNDAS K229 is at anchor off Mexico during her transfer from Esquimalt to Halifax - 1942

(WD20) View HMCS DUNDAS K229, starboard side looking forward, as she heads south on her transit to Halifax - crew now wearing shorts on the upper decks

(WD21-WD22) Unknown sailor modeling his tropical whites and wearing the white Pith helmet

(WD23) A few of the crew of HMCS DUNDAS K229 enjoying the warm southern weather on the transit to Halifax.  Bill Krasikow, front, centre, holding his shirt

 

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(WD24) Unknown sailor with a bandolier of .50 cal ammo over his shoulders on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD25) Bill Dougall (right) and unknown shipmate with the "Catch of the Day" on board HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD26) Bill Dougall (right) with unknown shipmate on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD27) Bill Dougall on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD28) Bernard Lewis (left) and Bill Dougall on HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

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(WD29) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Rogers Corner in New York City - 1942.  L-R: Bill Dougall, Jordan Whitfield, Bernard Lewis and Bill Krasikow (?Krasikaw) - back of photo

(WD30) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Rogers Corner in New York City.  L-R: Frank Owens, George Ault, Bill Dougall and Bill Krasikow (?Krasikaw) - back of photo

(WD31) DUNDAS shipmates ashore at Leon and Eddie, New York City.  Bill Dougall (right) with 2 shipmates and their lady friends

(WD32) DUNDAS shipmates ashore - Bill Dougall (left) with Bernard Lewis of Truro, NS

 

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(WD33) HMCS DUNDAS K229 ice up - port side aft looking forward

(WD34) Iced Up depth charge thrower on HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD35) Sailors chipping ice off HMCS DUNDAS K229

(WD36) HMCS DUNDAS K229 iced up - starboard side looking after from the bridge wing

(WD37) HMCS DUNDAS K229 - iced up - port side ladder up to the gun deck and fo'c's'le

 

 

 

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(WD38) Sailors chipping ice on unknown ship. Location believed to be St. John's, Nfld.  Photo taken from HMCS DUNDAS K229

 

From the collection of William (Bill) Dougall, LTO (LP), RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Grant Dougall

 


 

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