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HMCS HAWKESBURY K415

Then Cambodian Merchant Vessel CAMPUCHEA (1950)

HMCS Hawkesbury K415

 

Laid down: 20 Jul 1943

Launched: 16 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 14 Jun 1944

Paid off: 10 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up at Hong Kong in 1956 

 

Commissioned at Quebec City on 14 Jun 1944, Hawkesbury arrived at Halifax in mid-Jul 1944 and proceeded to Bermuda on 06 Aug 1944 for three weeks' working-up. On 18 Sep 1944 she left for St. John's to join convoy HXF.308 for passage to Londonderry, where she was to join EG C-7, then forming. She served the remainder of her career on North Atlantic convoy duty, leaving Londonderry early in 05 Jun 1945, for Canada, and was paid off on 10 Jul 1945 at Sydney. Taken to Sorel, she was later sold for mercantile purposes, entering service after conversion in 1950 to the Cambodian-owned Campuchea. She was broken up at Hong Kong in 1956.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr William George Curry, RCNVR - 14 Jun 1944 - 10 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

G-H

Hendrickson, Everett Emerson

1925-1983

 

 

 

 

O-P

Preston, Russell M.

____-2002

 

 

 

 

S-T

Stone, Ronald Douglas

1921-2009

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Zaporzan, Walter

1925-2012

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Allen, Jack Wedsworth, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Bailey, Donald Dixon, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

 

Jackson, Donald Duke, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 16 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

Marriott, Richard Sirett, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

 

Rankin, Ewen, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1945 (Stand by)

 

Ryan, Gerald Nelson, A/Lt, RCNVR - 25 Jul 1944

Sinefeld, John Clement, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

 

West, Gordon Horace, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 14 Jun 1944

 

 

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