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HMCS INGONISH J69

Former HMS INGONISH

HMCS Ingonish J69

 

Laid down: 06 Jun 1941

Launched: 30 Jul 1941

Transferred to RCN: 08 May 1942

Commissioned: 08 May 1942

Paid off: 02 Jul 1945

Returned to RN: 02 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1948

 

Built by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver, BC, for the RN but transferred to the RCN for manning, Ingonish was commissioned on 08 May 1942. She saw her first service with the Esquimalt and Prince Rupert Forces. She left Esquimalt 17 Mar 1943, for Halifax where, after her arrival on 30 Apr 1943, she was allocated briefly to Western Local Defence Force and then, in Jun 1943, to Halifax Force. In mid-Nov 1943 she had a nine-week refit at Baltimore, Md. In May 1944, she was transferred to Sydney Force and in Feb 1945, back again to Halifax Force. Following an extensive refit at Saint John she went in May 1945 to work up in Bermuda and in June sailed for the U.K. She was returned to the RN at Sheerness on 02 Jul 1945 and placed in reserve until taken to Dunston-on-Tyne for scrapping in 1948.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Thomas Philip Ryan, OBE, RCNR - 08 May 1942 - 02 May 1943

Lt Freeman Elkins Burrows, RCNVR - 03 May 1943 - 12 Mar 1944

Skpr/Lt George Bartlett McCandless, RCNR - 13 Mar 1944 - 04 Apr 1944

Lt Ronald Charles Grigg Merriam, RCNVR - 05 May 1944 - 15 Sep 1944

Lt Hugh Victor Shaw, RCNVR - 16 Sep 1944 - 19 Dec 1944

Lt Philip William Lee, RCNVR - 20 Dec 1944 - 25 Feb 1945

Lt H.V. Shaw, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1945 - 26 Mar 1945

Lt Cyril Douglas Chivers, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1945 - 02 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

JUGGINS, William Charles

OS, V34093, RCNVR

died - 17 Dec 1942 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Ciceri, John Baptiste

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Drafted to Ingonish 20 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lorriman, Hugh

____-2013

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Quinn, John Gordon

1925-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Arnold, William Henry, Wt (E), RN - 08 May 1942

 

Cook, Thomas Stephen, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1942

 

Hall, William Hingston, Slt (E), RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944

 

Harding, George Musgrave, Slt (E), RCNVR - 15 Feb 1944

 

Hastings, Thomas Roy, Slt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1943

 

Ingram, Robert James, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1943

 

Lee, Philip William, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jul 1943

Lorriman, Hugh Frederick, A/Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944

 

MacKenzie, David James, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1943

 

McCandless, George Bartlett, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 09 Mar 1943

 

McQuarrie, Lachan, Skpr, RCNR - 07 May 1942 (Stand by) / 08 May 1942

 

Plaxton, John Melville, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Jun 1942

 

Ross, Samuel Foster, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1942 (Stand by) / 08 May 1942

Ryan, Thomas Philip (Two-Gun), A/LCdr, RCNR - 29 Apr 1942 (Stand by) CO / )8 May 1942

 

Scott, John Douglas, Slt (E), RCNVR -12 Jul 1943

 

Telfer, Russel Bertrand, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Jul 1942

 

Thomson, Robert Kidd, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 13 Feb 1945

 

Torrance, Talbot Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

 

Turner, Leslie Charles, Slt (E), RCNVR - 02 Jul 1943

 

Vollmar, Jack Theodore, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1945

 

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