For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS KAMLOOPS K176

HMCS Kamloops K176

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

 

Laid down: 29 Apr 1940

Launched: 07 Aug 1940

Commissioned: 17 Mar 1941

Paid off: 27 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap and broken up Oct 1945

 

Built by Victoria Machinery Depot Co. Ltd., Victoria, BC, she was commissioned at Victoria on 17 Mar 1941. Kamloops arrived at Halifax on 19 Jun 1941 and was assigned to Halifax Force, serving as a local escort until the end of the year. In Jan 1942, she commenced a year's duty as A/S/ training ship at Halifax and Pictou. In mid-Feb 1943, she completed a three-month refit at Liverpool, N.S., and after working up at Halifax, joined WLEF in Mar 1943. She transferred in Jun 1943 to EG C-2, Newfoundland Command, and served with this group as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war. In Sep 1943, she was with combined convoy ON.202/ONS.18, which lost six merchant ships and three of its escort. On 28 Sep 1943, she sailed as escort to SC.143. The convoy was attacked by Wolfpack Rossbach. One merchant ship, S.S. Yorkmar was sunk, and one escort, the Polish destroyer Orkan was sunk. Three U-boats were sunk in the attacks on SC.143. In mid-Dec 1943 she began a refit at Charlottetown, completed on 25 Apr 1944, in the course of which her fo'c's'le was extended. Following workups in Bermuda in Jun 1945 she rejoined EG C-2. She was paid off at Sorel on 27 Jun 1945, and sold her for scrap that October.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt James Mitchell Gillison, RCNR - 17 Mar 1941 - 31 Oct 1941

Lt P.J.B. Watts, RCNR - 01 Nov 1941 - 04 Feb 1942

Lt Ian Walker McTavish, RCNR - 05 Feb 1942 - 27 Mar 1942

A/LCdr Jordan Hamilton Marshall, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1942 - 22 Aug 1942

Lt N.S.C. Dickinson, RCNVR - 23 Aug 1942 - 10 Jan 1943

LCdr John Hubert Smith MacDonald, RCNR - 17 Feb 1943 - 01 Mar 1943

Lt Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR - 02 Mar 1943 - 05 Nov 1943

Lt S.D. Taylor, RCNR - 06 Nov 1943 - 20 Dec 1943

A/LCdr Donald McIntosh Stewart, RCNR - 21 Dec 1943 - 27 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Harold

1920-2008

Asselin, Omer Ernest

1919-2009

Basil, Jim

____-____

 

 

C-D

Cruickshank, Richard Alexander

1914-2001

 

 

 

 

M-N

McLeod, Joseph

1924-2007

Medford, Kenneth Alleyne

1917-2010

Served in Kamloops 01 May 1943 - 21 May 1944 as A/CPO Torpedo Cox'n, RCNVR

 

 

 

Q-R

Robertson, Alexander

____-1966

Robertson, Alexander

1907-1986

 

 

 

S-T

Spencer, Donald Milford

1918-2012

Tuckey, Jack Charles

____-2011

 

 

 

W-X

Watson, Charles William

1924-2009

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Brotherhood, Rowland Wilfred, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1944 / 22 Feb 1943

 

Campbell, Jock, Stoker PO - 1943

 

Clattenburg, Clyde Courtenay, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 11 Jun 1943

 

Daly, Donald James, Lt, RCNVR - 19 May 1945

 

Davis, Leslie Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1945

 

Denny, Thomas Grant, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Mar 1942

Edwards, John Peter Frederick, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Engs, Philip Wanton, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1942

 

Fraser, John Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944

 

Grove, Archie, Stoker PO, RCN - 1943

 

Jorgenson - 1943

 

McCutcheon, William Ross, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1942

 

Milthorp, Patrick Reginald Fairburn, Mate, RCNR - 17 Mar 1942

Nickerson, Donald Earle, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944

 

Paterson, James Ross, A/War (E), RCNVR - 16 Feb 1945

 

Puncheon, Alf, CERA - 1943-1944

 

Taylor, R. Stanley, Sig 

 

Turner, Anthony Aubrey, Slt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1941

 

Weaver, Kenneth Reay, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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