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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS GODERICH J260

Then HMCS GODERICH 198 (1951)

 

HMCS Goderich J260

From the collection of Harold Murray

Courtesy of Rick Murray

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Laid down: 15 Jan 1941

Launched: 14 May 1941 at Toronto, Ont.

Commissioned: 23 Nov 1941

Paid off: 06 Nov 1945

Re-Acquired by RCN: 1951

Fate: Sold for scrap in Feb 1959

 

Commissioned at Toronto on 23 Nov 1941, Goderich arrived at Halifax on 06 Dec 1941. She spent her whole career based at Halifax as a member, alternately, of Halifax Local Defence Force and Halifax Force. She was damaged on 18 Nov 1942, in a collision with the tanker Iocoma in Halifax harbour, which necessitated three weeks' repairs there. Goderich saw almost continuous service service, undergoing only one major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 05 Mar to 15 May 1943. On 29 Jan 1943, she rescued survivors from the after section of the U.S. tanker Brilliant, which had broken in half during a storm. She was paid off at Halifax on 06 Nov 1945, and in 1946 placed in strategic reserve at Sorel. In 1951 she was re-acquired by the RCN and underwent modernization at Lauzon. Never re-commissioned, however, she lay in reserve at Sydney until sold in Feb 1959 for scrap.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Reginald Ray Kenny, RCNR - 23 Nov 1941 - 20 Aug 1942

Lt J.H. Hughes, RCNR - 21 Aug 1942 - 07 Sep 1942

Lt Reginald Ray Kenny, RCNR - 08 Sep 1942 - 06 Apr 1943

Lt James Charles Pratt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1943 - 06 Mar 1944

Lt William Percy Wickett, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1944 - 21 Mar 1944

Lt John Eastwood Taylor, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1944 - 15 Aug 1945

Lt R.C. Hayden, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945 - 22 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

MYLES, Orville Ronald

Sto PO, A2405, RCNR

killed - 14 Aug 1943 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Erickson, Alfred Jerome

1915-2010

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hunt, David Herbert

1925-2012

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, Trevor George

1922-2015

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacKenzie, Norman Peter

____-2012

Murray, Harold L.

1918-1995

 

 

 

O-P

Oldland, Gordon Robert

____-1999

Pratt, James Charles

____-1994

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

S-T

Stewart, John Robert

1911-1978

Drafted to Goderich 09 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

Stewart, Wallace Earle

1925-2013

 

 

 

W-X

Witt, Arthur William

____-2015

 

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

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Timmy

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Former Crew Members

Bogardus, Fredrick Wilson, Lt, RCNVR - 23 Mar 1942

 

Burke, James Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1945

 

Clarke, Donald, Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jun 1943

 

Corning, Keith Welton, A/Lt (E), RCNVR - 24 Apr 1944

 

Cumming, Edwin Keith, Lt (E), RCNVR - 01 Jun 1945

Ellefsen, Ragnar Wichman, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 02 May 1942

 

Hall, William Hingston, Lt(E), RCNVR - 08 Mar 1945

 

Herbert, Joseph Andre Leopold, A/Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

King, Carman George, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Lawless, Howard Blais, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 27 Jan 1942

Lecky, John, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1943

 

McLean, Gordon Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1945

 

Perrins, Dennis Boyce, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Service, Walter McIndoe, War (E), RCNR - 16 Feb 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Ship's company photos for HMCS Goderich

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