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HMCS GANANOQUE J259 / 184

HMCS Gananoque J259

 

Laid down: 15 Jan 1941

Launched: 23 Apr 1941

Commissioned: 08 Nov 1941

Paid off: 13 Oct 1945

Re-acquired by RCN: 1952

Fate: Sold for scrap in Feb 1959

 

Built at Toronto, she was commissioned there on 08 Nov 1941. Gananoque arrived at Halifax on 23 Nov 1941. She was assigned to Halifax Local Defence Force and subsequently for brief periods to Halifax Force, St. John's Local Defence Force, Gulf Escort Force, and Sydney Force. In Jan 1943, she was assigned to WLEF, returning to Halifax Force in Jul 1943, and to Sydney Force once again in May 1944. During this period she had the distinction of twice refitting at other than Atlantic coast ports: in May 1943, she underwent a six-week refit at Quebec City, and in Jul 1944, an eight-week refit at Charlottetown. In Feb 1945, she was allocated to Newfoundland Force, based at St. John's, until the force was disbanded in Jun 1945, whereupon she went to Atlantic Coast Command. Gananoque was paid off at Sydney on 13 Oct 1945, and laid up at Shelburne. Placed in strategic reserve at Sorel in 1946, she was re-acquired by the RCN in 1952 but not re-commissioned, and in Feb 1959, she was sold for scrap.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Edward Middlemas More, RCNR - 08 Nov 1941 - 15 Mar 1943

LCdr William Woods, RCNR - 16 Mar 1943 - 28 Mar 1943

Skpr/Lt Ernest Stanley Nelson Pleasance, RCNR - 29 Mar 1943 - 02 Nov 1943

Skpr/Lt J.B. Cooper, RCNR - 03 Nov 1943 - 27 Nov 1943

Skpr/Lt Ernest Stanley N. Pleasance, RCNR - 28 Nov 1943 - 24 May 1944

LCdr Andrew Paule Duke, RCNVR - 25 May 1944 - 23 Jun 1945

Lt George Enderby Cross, RCNVR - 24 Jun 1945 - 10 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brewster, Harry Henderson

1923-2014

 

 

 

 

E-F

Forget, Joseph Henri Lionel

1924-1986

Served in Gananoque 22 Jan 43 - 02 Mar 1943 as a Sto 2c

 

 

 

 

M-N

McMurray, Leonard Denison

____-2004

Served in Gananoque in 1941 as Slt, RCN

Myers, Alexander James

1924-2009

 

 

 

Q-R

Redford, Richard William

____-2013

 

 

 

 

W-X

Williams, Richard Sugden

1923-1990

Drafted to Gananoque 08 Nov 1941 as Lt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

Ship' Mascots

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Former Crew Members

Belyea, Richard Montague, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Jun 1942

 

Blacklock, George, Slt (E), RCNVR - 08 Feb 1943

 

Holden, Thomas Millman, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1944

 

Howard, Herald Clifford, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

Lowe, Stanley Cathcard, Lt (E), RCNVR - 10 Feb 1945

 

MacPherson, Glen Atwood, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943

 

More, Edward Middlemas, Lt, RCNR, 10 Apr 1941 (Stand by) CO

 

Parker, Edmund Norval, Slt (E), RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

Salmon, Kenneth Waterbury, Slt (E), RCNVR - 17 Jul 1942

 

Scarffe, John Howard, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 

Scott, Harry James Alexander, Lt (E), RCNVR - 10 May 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Joseph Lionel Henri Forget

 

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