For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS KENTVILLE J312 / 182

Then Turkish Naval Vessel BARTIN (1957)

HMCS Kentville J312

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 15 Dec 1941

Launched: 17 Apr 1942

Commissioned: 10 Oct 1942

Paid off: 28 Oct 1945

Re-acquired by RCN: 1952

 

Re-commissioned: 10 May 1954

Paid off: 30 Sep 1954

Transferred to Turkish Navy: 29 Nov 1957

Paid off: 1972

Fate: Unknown

 

Built at Port Arthur, Ont., she was commissioned there on 10 Oct 1942. Kentville arrived at Halifax on 15 Nov 1942, having escorted a Quebec-Sydney convoy en route. After working up, she was assigned to Halifax Force in Jan 1943. With the exception of the period between May and Nov 1943, when she served with Sydney Force, she spent her entire career based at Halifax. In May 1944, she underwent a refit at Charlottetown, on completion of which in Jul 1944 she proceeded to Bermuda for working up, returning to Halifax in mid-Aug 1944. Kentville was paid off into reserve, first at Shelburne and then, in 1946, at Sorel. She was re-acquired by the RCN in 1952, refitted and placed in reserve at Sydney, and was again in commissioned during the summer of 1954. Transferred on 29 Nov 1957 to the Turkish Navy and renamed Bartin, she remained in service until 1972.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt John Gwynda Hughes, RCNR - 10 Oct 1942 - 21 Mar 1944

Lt William James Gilmore, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1944 - 28 Apr 1944

Lt John Gwynda Hughes, RCNR - 29 Apr 1944 - 21 Jul 1944

Lt Frank Gordon Rainsford, RCNVR - 22 Jul 1944 - 14 Dec 1944

Lt J.R. Brown, RCNVR - 15 Dec 1944 - 03 Feb 1945

Lt Philip William Lee, RCNVR - 09 Jul 1945 - 10 Aug 1945

Lt William George Hunt, RCN - 10 May 1954 - 30 Sep 1954

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, William Alexander

1921-1990

Beacock, William Joseph Albert

1924-2009

 

 

 

C-D

Didier, Joseph Achille Adolphe Marcel

1916-2001

 

 

 

 

M-N

McDonald, Mel

1923-2011

Moore, Roger Eugene

1925-2017

Served in Kentville during WW 2

 

 

 

O-P

Patafie, Domonic Nicholas

____-2014

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Riedl, Paul

____-2012

 

 

 

 

S-T

Strother, Richard William

1924-2015

Sygrove, Frederick

1924-2011

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bechas, Victor Alfred, Slt (E), RCNVR - 08 Apr 1944

 

Bell, Alexander Watson Reid, Slt, RCNVR - 15 May 1943 / 17 May 1943

 

Boyd, Harris Frecker, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1945

 

Brown, John Russell, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1944

 

Cochrane, Harry William, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Mar 1945

Gonnason, Robert Alwin, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Feb 1943

 

Gordon, John Harold, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Graves, Victor Ivie, Slt, RCNVR- 18 Feb 1945

 

Hodson, Albert Gordon, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Jun 1944

 

McCurdy, James Edward, A/Lt, RCNVR - 22 Jul 1944

 

McGibbon, James, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1943

McNiven, James Alexander, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1943

 

Page, Marcel Raymond, Mate, RCNR - Jan 1944

 

Patterson, Ian Dorrington, Slt (E), RCNVR - 12 Apr 1944

 

Parker, Edmund Norval, Lt (E), RCNVR - 04 Jul 1944

 

Webster, Thomas Benjamin, Lt (E), RCNVR - 05 Jun 1945

 

 

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