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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS GROU K518

 

Source: the u-boat.net

HMCS Grou K518

Source: Flickr photo collection of DR Gorham

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944,   Arctic  1944

 

 

Laid down: 01 May 1943

Launched: 07 Aug 1943

Commissioned: 04 Dec 1943

Paid off: 25 Feb 1946

Fate: Broken up in 1948

 

She was named for a French martyr of 1690 in lieu of the name Pointe-aux-Trembles, Que., the latter being considered overly long. Built at Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, Que, she was commissioned at Montreal on 04 Dec 1943. She arrived at Halifax later that month, worked up in St. Margaret's Bay and in Mar 1944, was assigned to EG 6, Londonderry. In Apr 1944 she went to Kola Inlet and returned as escort, along with Waskesiu, Outremont and Cape Breton, to convoy RA.59 from North Russia, arriving at Loch Ewe on 06 May 1944. Based at various times at 'Derry, Portsmouth, and Plymouth, she was present on D-Day on A/S patrol. Grou left for home with convoy ON.285 on 17 Feb 1945, and on 04 Mar 1945 began a six-month tropicalization refit at Dartmouth, N.S. In Oct 1945 she left for the west coast, where she was paid off into reserve at Esquimalt on 25 Feb 1946. She was broken up at Victoria in 1948.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Howard Geoffrey Dupont, RCNR - 04 Dec 1943 - 02 Jul 1945

A/Cdr B.D.L. Johnson, RCNR - 09 Aug 1945 - 14 Nov 1945

LCdr R.D. Barrett, RCNR - 15 Nov 1945 - unk

LCdr Howard Lee Quinn, LCdr, RCNVR - 06 Feb 1946 - 25 Feb 1946

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

HOWELL, Ernest Henry

Sto 1c, V93160,  RCNVR

died - 02 Oct 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allen, Harry Lidster

1915-2008

Benson, William Lloyd

1920-2012

Bernard, Pierre

1918-2015

 

 

C-D

Chevalier, Clinton Sherman

1925-2011

 

 

 

 

E-F

Faulkner, Guy Herbert

1921-2011

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacKay, Clifford

____-2014

MacKechnie, Donald Campbell

1926-2006

McGregor, Martin

1922-1999

 

 

O-P

O'Neil, James Edward Patrick

1924-2012

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roste, Lyle Elsworth

1924-1989

 

 

 

 

S-T

Taylor, George

1925-2006

Turner, Alec E.

1924-2014

 

 

 

W-X

Walker, Kenneth

1924-2006

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Arsenault, Louis Ignatious, Lt, RCNR - 09 Feb 1944

 

Broad, Robert, V-54696 

 

Feehan, Francis Michael, Slt, RCNVR - 15 May 1945

 

Jacobs, Robert Archibald, Slt, RCNVR - 01 May 1945

Mathews, Richard Frank, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945

 

Nesbitt, John Ross, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Patterson, Dan William, A/Lt (E), RCNVR - 18 Apr 1945

Sedgewick, Donald Gordon, Lt (S), RCNVR - 03 Jun 1945

 

Shee, John Arthur, A/Lt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

Lieutenant Bill Benson - Greatest Hockey Legends website

McGregor, Martin, Wireless Telegraphist, RCNVR

 

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