For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS KINCARDINE K490

Former HMS TAMWORTH CASTLE

Then SAADA (1947)

 

Courtesy of Kevin Kirk

HMCS Kincardine K490

 

Laid down: 23 Aug 1943

Launched: 26 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 19 Jun 1944

Paid off: 27 Feb 1946

Fate: Sold to private interests, her final disposition is unknown.

 

Laid down and launched as HMS Tamworth Castle, she was, on completion, transferred to the RCN and commissioned at Middlesbrough on 19 June 1944 as HMCS Kincardine. After working up at Tobermory and Stornoway she arrived at Londonderry late in Aug 1944 to join EG C-2 but had to return to her builder's for repairs. Returning to Londonderry in mid-Sep 1944, she remained on local duties until 02 Oct 1944, when she left to join ON.257, her first convoy. Kincardine served as an ocean escort for the remainder of the war, leaving 'Derry for the last time at the beginning of Jun 1945. Briefly allocated to HMCS Cornwallis for training in Jul 1945, she then underwent a minor refit at Liverpool, N.S. Placed in maintenance reserve at Halifax in Oct 1945, she was paid off there on 27 Feb 1946. Later that year she was sold to the French government and resold in 1947 to Moroccan interests, to be renamed Saada.

 

Convoys escorted during WW II

 

Convoy Desig.

Convoy Departs from

Arrives at

Join as escort

Depart Convoy 

ON.257

Liverpool (02 Oct 1944)

New York City (18 Nov 1944)

03 Oct 1944

11 Oct 1944

SC.159

Halifax (18 Oct 1944)

Liverpool (02 Nov 1944)

22 Oct 1944

02 Nov 1944

ONS.36

Liverpool (13 Nov 1944)

Halifax (03 Dec 1944)

14 Nov 1944

28 Nov 1944

HX.323

New York City (29 Nov 1944)

Liverpool (13 Dec 1944)

05 Dec 1944

13 Dec 1944

ON.274

Southend (23 Dec 1944)

New York City (08 Jan 1945)

24 Dec 1944

03 Jan 1945

HX.331

New York City (08 Jan 1945)

Liverpool (22 Jan 1945)

13 Jan 1944

22 Jan 1945

ON.282

Liverpool (01 Feb 1945)

New York City (19 Feb 1945)

01 Feb 1945

13 Feb 1945

SC.167

Halifax (16 Feb 1945)

Liverpool (02 Mar 1945)

19 Feb 1945

02 Mar 1945

ON.290

Southend (11 Mar 1945)

New York City (29 Mar 1945)

14 Mar 1945

24 Mar 1945

SC.171

Halifax (27 Mar 1945)

Liverpool (10 Apr 1945)

31 Mar 1945

09 Apr 1945

ON.298

Southend (21 Apr 1945)

New York City (07 May 1945)

23 Apr 1945

02 May 1945

SC.175

Halifax (07 May 1945)

Liverpool (21 May 1945)

10 May 1945

20 May 1945

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Robert Patrick Brown, RCNVR - 19 Sep 1944 - 13 Nov 1944

A/LCdr A.E. Gough, RCNVR - 28 Aug 1945 - 13 Sep 1945

Skpr/Lt A.H. Campbell, RCNR - 04 Oct 1945 - 27 Feb 1946

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bindley, John

1925-1970

 

 

 

 

C-D

 

Campbell, Angus Hector

1907-1998

Collington, Raymond Walter

1924-2009

Denman, Richard Douglas

____-2014

Dodd, Stephen Raymond

____-2017

 

E-F

 

Feesey, Arthur Henry

1922-2013

Fredrick, Stanley Edward

(nee Fedorwick)

1922-2011

Furlott, P. Douglas

1925-2000

 

 

I-J

 

Jaffray, Alexander

1925-2010

 

 

 

 

M-N

McCoy, Mirrild E.

____-2000

 

 

 

 

Q-R

 

Ruttan, Garnet Clifford

____-2009

 

 

 

 

S-T

Scalzo, Raymond

1924-2008

Smith, Robert Frank

1925-2016

Snider, Stewart Gordon

1926-2010

Trim, Stanley Alfred

1923-2006

 

Y-Z

York, Andrew W.

1920-1997

 

 

 

 

 

 Former Crew Members

Brown, Robert Patrick A/LCdr, RCNVR - 09 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Jun 1944

 

Eakins, James Warner, Lt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1945

 

Hutcheson, Robert Bazatt, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Jun 1944

Metcalfe, Donald Folger, Lt, RCNVR - 17 Feb 1945

 

Rainsford, John Herbert, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 19 Jun 1944

 

Sharpe, Leonard Burleigh, Lt, RCNVR - 20 May 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Jun 1944

St. Laurent, Renault Maurice Stephen, Lt, RCNVR - 11 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Jun 1944

 

Taylor, William Leonard, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 19 Jun 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of John (Terry) Bindley

 

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