HMCS FREDERICTON K245

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS FREDERICTON K245

Source: Warships of WWII

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-45

 

 

Laid down: 22 Mar 1941

Launched: 02 Sep 1941

Commissioned: 08 Dec 1941

Paid off: 14 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1946

 

Built at Sorel, Quebec, she was commissioned there on 08 Dec 1941. After arriving at at Halifax on 18 Dec 1941, she was assigned to WLEF until Jul 1942, when she joined Halifax Force (Aruba Tanker Convoys). In Sep 1942, after one round trip to Aruba, she was placed under U.S. operational control to escort New York-Guantanamo convoys. She arrived in New York for the last time on 21 Feb 1943, rejoining WLEF in Mar 1943. After a major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 09 Jun to 10 Oct 1943, and workups at Pictou, she joined EG C-1 and for the next ten months was employed as an ocean escort. She left Londonderry on 30 Sep 1944, for convoy ON.256 and upon arriving in Canada, went to Saint John, N.B. for two months' refit. This was completed in mid-Dec 1944 and, in Jan 1945, the ship proceeded to Bermuda for three weeks' workups. In Feb 1945 she joined EG C-9, with which she was to spend the balance of the war as ocean escort. FREDERICTON was paid off on 14 Jul 1946, at Sorel and broken up in 1946. 

 

On 02 Oct 2011, Bertha (Carrie) Guyett passed away at the age of 103. Bertha christened HMCS FREDERICTON K245.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/LCdr J.H.S. MacDonald, RCNR - 08 Dec 1941 - 01 Jul 1942

 

LCdr John Eric Harrington, RCNVR - 02 Jul 1942 - 20 Jul 1944

 

Lt Jack Cranfield Smyth, RCN - 21 Jul 1944 - 14 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Cloggie, William Tolmie, A/War (E), RCN - Jan 1945

 

Ferguson, John Stewart, A/Lt, RCNVR - 16 May 1945

 

Fyfe, James Gordon, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 22 Jul 1942

 

Grand, William Martin, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1944

 

Hardy, Harold Stevenson, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942 / 30 Jul 1943, Lt, RCNVR

 

Harrington, John Eric, Lt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1942 

Mitchell, Robert C., SD    - Alive and well as of Apr 2020

 

Perdue, Harry Mahan, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1942

 

Savage, Roger Fraseer Donaldson, A/Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jul 1944

 

Torraville, Victor Harrison, Lt, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Wilkinson, William Arthur, Wt (E), RCNVR - 13 Apr 1944

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS FREDERICTON K245, Nov 1943

 

Source: National Archives of Canada (item id #GM1149)

HMCS FREDERICTON K245

HMCS FREDERICTON K245 jacket patch

Lt. Cdr. John Eric Harrington, Commanding Officer, HMCS FREDERICTON K245, 1942 - 1944

 

Source: National Archives of Canada

Poem from the collection of Bruce Giles

 

Courtesy of Wayne Giles

HMCS FREDERICTON K245 - iced up

 

From the collection of James Finlay

 

Courtesy of Tom Gaylor

HMCS FREDERICTON K245

 

From the collection of James Finlay

 

Courtesy of Tom Gaylor

A HMCS FREDERICTON K245 Christmas postcard

 

Courtesy of Perry Hodder

 


 

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(CM01-CM02) HMCS FREDERICTON K245  (CM03) HMCS FREDERICTON'S mascot - name not known)  (CM04) AB Charles McEvoy with 3 Wren's posing with FREDERICTON'S gunshield art  (CM05) Newspaper article on Wrens visiting HMCS FREDERICTON with AB Charles McEvoy as their tour guide on ship

 

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(CM06) Charles McEvoy and shipmate on HMCS FREDERICTON  (CM07-CM08) Charles McEvoy on HMCS FREDERICTON  (CM09) Charles McEvoy on right leaning against the breakwater with shipmates on HMCS FREDERICTON

 

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(CM10-CM11) Charles McEvoy (on the left, above the "D") posing with shipmates and HMCS FREDERICTON'S tally plate

 

From the collection of Charles F. McEvoy, AB

 

Courtesy of Patrick Leonard

 


 

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