For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS FERGUS K686

Then CAMCO II (1946)

Then Kent Steamship Company Vessel HARCOURT KENT (1948)

HMCS Fergus K686

 

Laid down: 10 Dec 1943

Launched: 30 Aug 1944

Commissioned: 18 Nov 1944

Paid off: 14 Jul 1945

Fate: Wrecked of Cape Pine, Nfld., 22 Nov 1949

 

Commissioned at Collingwood on 18 Nov 1944, Fergus was the last corvette launched for the RCN. She arrived at Halifax in mid-Dec 1944, and early in Jan 1945, proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Arriving at St. John's on 02 Feb 1945, she joined EG C-9, with which she was to served on North Atlantic convoy duty until VE-day. She left Greenock early in Jun 1945 for return to Canada, was paid off on 14 July 1945 at Sydney and placed in reserve at Sorel. Sold for mercantile use in November, she was renamed Camco II and, in 1948, Harcourt Kent. She was wrecked on Cape Pine, Nfld., 22 Nov 1949.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Harold Frederick Farncomb, RCNVR - 18 Nov 1944 - 14 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Adams, Floyd Hugh

1917-2014

 

 

 

 

C-D

Dickieson, James Neil

1924-2016

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hamilton, Robert Rowe

1921-2012

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kushner, Francis John

____-2013

 

 

 

 

S-T

Thomas, Lloyd Vernon

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

W-X

Willetts, John Harold

1925-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

James, Denis Noel Reynette, Slt, RCNVR - 06 Apr 1945

 

Lambert, Gerard

Robinson, Barry, OS

Vaudrey, Joseph Paul Eugene Hormidas, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 18 Jul 1944

 

Wilson, Art

 

Links

Ship's company photos for HMCS Fergus

 

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