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HMCS FOREST HILL K486

Former HMS CEANOTHUS

HMCS Forest Hill K486

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Laid down: 05 Feb 1943

Launched: 30 Aug 1943

Transferred to the RCN: 01 Dec 1943

Commissioned: 01 Dec 1943

Paid off: 09 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1948

 

Laid down and launched as HMS Ceanothus, she was transferred to the RCN and commissioned on 01 Dec 1943 as HMCS Forest Kill K498 on the Clyde, Scotland; named for a village absorbed by Toronto. Following workups at Tobermory she joined EG C-3 at Londonderry, leaving on 29 Jan 1944, to join her first convoy, ONS.28. She served as an ocean escort until late in Dec 1944, when she arrived at Liverpool, N.S., for an extended refit, on the completion of which, two months later, she sailed for Bermuda to work up. Returning in Apr 1945, she joined Halifax Force for local duties. Paid off on 09 Jul 1945 and laid up at Sorel, she was sold on 17 Jul 1948 and broken up at Hamilton in 1952.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Ernest Usher Jones, RCNVR - 01 Dec 1943 - 17 Sep 1944

Lt Frederick Rous Brebner, RCNVR - 18 Sep 1944 - 09 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Barbeau, Richard Ivan

1921-2004

Berthelet, Alfred Zebriski

1920-2008

 

 

 

C-D

Clarke, Robert A.

1923-____

 

 

 

 

M-N

McClymont, Hamilton

1920-1975

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sheehan, William Peter

1925-1975

Silvester, Henry

1919-2013

Served in Forest Hill as CPO, Cox'n

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Beardmore, Alfred George, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Casselman, Joseph Aurel, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 18 Mar 1944 / 15 Jul 1944

Gordon, Harold Martin, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

MacLeod, Lloyd Stanley

 

Millsom, George Dewitt, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jul 1944

Wram, Ernest Lee, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Hamilton McClymont

Ship's company photos for HMCS Forest Hill

 

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