For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS KELOWNA J261

Then Merchant Vessel CONDOR

Then Merchant Vessel Hung Hsin (1950)

HMCS Kelowna J261

 

Laid down: 27 Feb 1940

Launched: 28 May 1941

Commissioned: 05 Feb 1942

Paid off: 22 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946. Final disposition unknown

 

Built at Prince Rupert, BC., she was commissioned there on 05 Feb 1942. Kelowna spent her entire career on the west coast, alternately a member of Prince Rupert Force and Esquimalt Force. She was paid off at Esquimalt on 22 Oct 1945, and sold the following year for commercial purposes, first re-named Condor and later, in 1950, Hung Hsin. Owned in Shanghai, she disappeared from Lloyd's Register after 1950. 

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Wilfred Davenport, RCNR - 05 Feb 1942 - 04 Aug 1943

Skpr/Lt E.W. Suffield, RCNR - 05 Aug 1943 - 21 Nov 1943

LCdr R.B. Campbell, RCNR - 22 Nov 1943 - 11 Jan 1944

Skpr/Lt Eric William Suffield, RCNR - 21 Jan 1944 - 22 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Carnes, William George

1920-2016

 

 

 

 

E-F

Edwards, Charles J.

1926-2003

 

 

 

 

G-H

Gowen, Brooks Ledgewood

1918-1982

Hinton, Peter Robert

1921-2008

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, William Hughie

1923-2012

 

 

 

 

M-N

Murray, Arthur William

1920-2014

Drafted to Kelowna 04 Feb 1942 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

S-T

Smith, Robert Louis

1918-2008

Sturch, Douglas Haig

1918-2007

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Crosby, George Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1942

 

Dalton, Cuthbert Frederick Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

Draeseke, Gordon Ladner, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1945

 

Elliott, Douglas Courtney, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1943

 

Geddes, Edward John, Lt (E), RCNR - 22 May 1945

 

Henry, Philip, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

Jestley, Lyle Hilliard, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1943

 

Laird, Robert Peabody, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1943

McDonald, Bob 

 

MacDonald, Edmund Luther, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1943

 

McNally, Edwin Dean, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1942

 

Morrison, John, Lt(E), RCNR - 05 Feb 1942

 

Picaud, Charles Edward, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1943

 

Poisson, Rodney Peter, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944

 

Reid, Charles George, Wt (E), RCNR - 18 May 1943

 

Satchwell, Alexander Thomas, Wt (E), RCNR - 28 Jul 1944

Richardson, John Eaton Erskine, Lt, RCNVR - 25 Mar 1944

 

Roberge, Barney, Sig 

 

Wheelock, Sidney Prince, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1942

 

White, Patrick James Naldrett, Lt, RCNVR  - 01 Mar 1945

 

Whittall, James William, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Williams, John Sedgwick, Skpr, RCNR - 04 Feb 1942 / 01 Mar 1943

 

Links

The Memory Project - Barney Roberge

WWII Veteran Bob McDonald: A Life of Service

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