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HMCS EDMUNDSTON K106

The Merchant Vessel AMAPALA (1948)

HMCS Edmundston K106

 

Laid down: 23 Aug 1940

Launched: 22 Feb 1941

Commissioned: 21 Aug 1941

Paid off: 16 Jun 1945

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned at Esquimalt on 21 Oct 1941, Edmundston was assigned after workups to Esquimalt Force. On 20 Jun 1942, she rescued 31 crew members of SS Fort Camosun, disabled by a torpedo from the Japanese submarine I-25 off the coast of Washington. She left Esquimalt for the Atlantic on 13 Sep 1942, arriving at Halifax on 13 Oct 1942, and was assigned to WLEF. On 04 Jan 1943, she commenced a five-month refit at Halifax, including fo'c's'le extension, carried out workups at Pictou, then joined EG 5 at St. John's. For the next ten months she was employed in support of North Atlantic, Gibraltar, and Sierra Leone convoys. She underwent a refit at Liverpool, N.S., from May to Jul 1944, worked up in Bermuda in Aug 1944 and, in Oct 1944, joined the newly formed EG C-8. She served the remainder of the war as an ocean escort, leaving Londonderry on 11 May 1945 with HMCS Leaside K492 and HMCS Poundmaker K675, for the last time as escort for convoy ONS.50. She was paid off at Sorel on 16 Jun 1945 and sold for mercantile use, entering service in 1948 as Amapala, last noted under Liberian flag in Lloyd's list for 1961-62.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Raiffe Dillon Barrett, RCNR - 21 Oct 1941 - 21 May 1944

Lt John Lecky, RCNVR - 22 May 1944 - 20 Apr 1945

Lt Arthur Dudley Ritchie, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 27 May 1945

Lt John Lecky, RCNVR - 28 May 1945 - 16 Jun 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Ballantyne, William Hamilton Melrose

1908-1993

Drafted to Edmundston 19 Jun 1942 as Mate, RCNR

Bower, Russell Edwin

1916-2011

Brown, Vernon Robert

1925-2014

 

 

C-D

Denning, Harry A.

1923-1986

Doutaz, George E.

1922-2017

 

 

 

M-N

Moore, Jim F.

____-____

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tyne,  Charles

1921-2016

 

 

 

 

M-N

McHugh, James Chase

____-2014

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Baggs, Lloyd Eugene, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Bowman, Donald Aden, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944

 

Brown, John Russell, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Butler, Louis Lorne, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1944

Cree, Murray Athol, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Jul 1942

 

Devlin, John Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 04 May 1942

 

Kerr, David Fleetwood, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

Main, Hugh Browlee, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1943

Mackenzie, John Smith, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1944

 

McCallum, Reside, Lt (SB), RCNVR - 28 May 1943

 

Robertson, Michael James, Lt, RCNR - 06 Jul 1942

 

Rolf, Carl Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Jun 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

Personal photo gallery of Harry Denning

 

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