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HMCS KAPUSKASING J326 / 171

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Kapuskasing J326

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 19 Dec 1942

Launched: 22 Jul 1943

Commissioned: 17 Aug 1944

Paid off: 27 Mar 1946

Re-commissioned: 1949

Paid off: 1972

Fate: Sunk as a target ship 03 Oct 1978

 

Commissioned at Port Arthur on 17 Aug 1944, Kapuskasing arrived at Halifax early in Sep 1944 and on 01 Oct 1944 proceeded to Bermuda to work up. She returned to Halifax in mid-Nov 1944 and was assigned as Senior Officer's ship to EG W-1 of Western Escort Force When the force was disbanded in Jun 1945, she was placed temporarily in maintenance reserve at Sydney, then taken to Halifax for refit in Nov 1945. On completion of the refit she was paid off into reserve on 29 Mar 1946. In 1949 she was lent to the Department of Mines and Technical Surveys and converted for hydrographic survey work. Returned to the navy in 1972, she was expended as a target on 03 Oct 1978.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Angus Hetherington Rankin, OBE, RCN - 17 Aug 1944 - 02 Sep 1945

Lt G.M. Kennelly, RCNVR - 22 Oct 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bell, Joe

____-2014

Blackmore, S. Barry

____-2002

 

 

 

C-D

Constable, Douglas Franklin

1925-2010

Cunningham, Ronald George

1924-2006

 

 

 

K-L

Kilford, Roy

1920-1992

Served in Kapuskasing as a Stoker

 

 

 

 

M-N

McHugh, James Chase

____-2014

Munroe, Frank Charles

1922-2014

 

 

 

Q-R

Rousseau, Charles Hector

____-2005

 

 

 

 

S-T

Thompson, Herbert A,

____-1999

Served in Kapuskasing during WW 2

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bragg, Percival Dean, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944 (Stand by)

 

Favreau, Jean Marc, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944 (Stand by)

 

Ferguson, Keith Allister, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945

 

Gardiner, John Hamilton, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1945

 

Greason, James Wilfred, Lt (E), RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945

Hodgson, David Yuile, Lt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1945

 

Lewis, David James, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Lewis, Zachery Westopp Traver, A/Lt, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945

Morehouse, Sidney Judson, Lt (E), RCNVR - 25 Jun 1945

 

Rankin, Angus Hetherington, LCdr, RCN - 21 Jun 1944 (Stand by) CO

 

Scott, Wallace Andrew William, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Jul 1944 (Stand by)

 

Turner, John Russell, A/Wt (E), RCN - 01 May 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery for Charles Hector Rousseau

 

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