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HMCS ETTRICK K254

HMS Ettrick K254

Source: Ministry of Defence Foxhill Collection of Ship Photographs FL 11755


Battle honours and awards:  Gulf of St. Lawrence  1944,   Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 31 Dec 1941

Launched: 22 Feb 1943

Commissioned: 11 Jul 1943

Transferred to RCN: 29 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 29 Jan 1944

Returned to RN: 30 May 1945

Paid off: 30 May 1945

Fate: Broken up Jun 1953

 

Named after a river in Scotland, HMS Ettrick was commissioned  on 11 Jul 1943, as an RN ship and assigned to EG C-1, a Canadian escort group. On 29 Jan 1944, while undergoing a refit in Halifax, she was transferred to the RCN, and on completion of the refit on 06 May 1944 she was assigned to EG C-3. She arrived in Bermuda on 30 Sep 1944 for a month's working-up, and on her return made two round trips to Londonderry with EG C-3, before being transferred in October to EG 27, Halifax. She was employed locally until VE-Day, and on 30 May 1945, returned to the RN at Southampton. She was then converted to a combined operations HQ ship, though never employed as such, and in Apr 1946, was laid up at Harwich. In 1953 she was broken up at Grays, Essex.

 

Photos and Documents          Battle for Convoy BX-141

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr William Rolland Stacey, RCNR - 29 Sep 1944 - 20 Feb 1944

LCdr Edward Middlemas More, RCNR - 16 Mar 1944 - 30 May 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-H

Coady, Francis Earl Matthew

____-2004

Dobson, Clifford

1926-2008

Friend, James Thorpe

1917-1945

Gray, Ernest Charles

1925-2014

 

I-N

Jones, Herbert W.

____-____

Lalonde, Aldege A.

McGrath, Donald King

1917-1984

Served in Ettrick 04 May 1945 - 29 May 1945. Part of crew returning Ettrick to England for transfer back to RN

 

 

Q-Z

Stables, John Stirling

1924-2013

Stacey, William Roland

____-1961

1st Commanding Officer

Watson, Frank Alvin

____-____

Served in Ettrick 10 Jan 1945 - 14 Jun 1945 as an AB, Seaman Torpedoman, RCNVR

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Barlow, Douglas Wilson, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1944

 

Buie, John Carscadden, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1944

 

Bohme, John David, Lt, RCNVR - 06 May 1944

 

Cowburn, Herbert Houston, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Feb 1945

 

Dick, Howard Douglas, Slt (E), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1944

Gardiner, Cyril Herbert, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Feb 1945

 

Heward, Charles Denys, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Jun 1944

 

James, John Edwin, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Lofthouse, Robert Noel, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944

 

Haldane, Alexander Goodall, Lt (SB), RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945

Rejall, Harold William, Lt, RCNVR - 17 May 1944

 

Sanders, Robert Lewis, Lt (E), RCNVR - 01 Feb 1944

 

Slater, Anthony Herbert Murray, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1944

 

Smith, Malcolm Edward, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Ettrick K254

HMCS Ettrick K254

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

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