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HMCS GALT K163

HMCS Galt K163

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Laid down: 27 May 1940

Launched: 28 Dec 1940

Commissioned: 15 May 1941

Paid off: 21 Jun 1945

Fate: Broken up at Hamilton, Ont., in 1946

 

Built at Collingwood, Ont., Galt was commissioned on 15 May 1941, at Montreal. After she arrived at Halifax on 06 Jun 1941, she was assigned in Jul 1941 to NEF and left St. John's on 25 Aug 1941 with SC.41, her first convoy, for Iceland. She was to serve on that route until Jan 1942. In Feb 1942 she commenced a refit at Liverpool, N.S., which was completed on 11 May 1942, and after working up in June was assigned to EG C-3. She arrived at Londonderry for the first time on 05 Jun 1942 with convoy HX.191, and served on the "Newfie-Derry" run for the balance of the year. She arrived Jan 1943, at Liverpool, N.S., for another refit which was completed at Halifax in mid-Apr 1943, worked up in St. Margaret's Bay and, in Jun 1943, joined EG C-1. She left Halifax 13 Mar 1944, for New York for yet another refit, the one including fo'c's'le extension, completing early in May 1944, and a month later left Halifax for Bermuda to work up. On her return she was allocated for the balance of the war to EG W-5, WEF. Galt was paid off 21 Jun 1945 at Sorel, and broken up at Hamilton in 1946.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Alexander Donald Landles, RCNR - 15 May 1941 - 10 Mar 1943

Lt Archibald Miller Kirkpatrick, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1943 - 30 Mar 1944

Lt Edward Penniston Taylor, RCNVR - 31 Mar 1944 - 24 Apr 1945

Lt James Garfield Lorriman, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945 - 19 Jun 1945

Lt Edward Penniston Taylor, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1945 - 21 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Duffy, Mervyn Ross

1923-2011

 

 

 

 

E-F

Erlendson, John Hjaltalin

1911-____

Ferster, Raymond Francis

1919-2009

 

 

 

G-H

Guildford, Thomas Kerr

1919-2013

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Regamey, Marc Stephen

1920-2009

 

 

 

 

S-T

Stevens, John E.

1924-2016

Taylor, Edward

____-2004

Tytler, Donald Milne

____-2005

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bacchus, Robert Frederick Lewis, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Burns, Ronald Mavius, Lt, RCNVR - 11 Jul 1943

 

Chayer, Albert George, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 29 Mar 1944

 

Child, Frederick John, Lt, RCNVR - 15 May 1941

 

Digby, Les -1945

 

Dinsmore, Bill - 1945

Gower, Graham Frewer, Slt, RCNVR - 31 Mar 1942

 

Howard, Frank, AB - 1945

 

Landles, Alexander Donald, Lt, RCNR - 10 Apr 1941 (Stand by) CO

 

Langlois, Philippe Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1943

 

Moore, Robert Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1944

Seatle, James Wilson Redhead, RCNVR - 15 May 1941

 

Stewart, Robert Eldon, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Mar 1944

 

Ward, Charles Kenneth, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Jul 1942

 

Wenman, John Godfrey, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

Wilson, Ernest, Mate, RCNR - 19 May 1941

 

Winter, Ernest Hayward, Radar Operator

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

The Memory Project - Ernest Hayward Winter

 

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