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HMCS KIRKLAND LAKE K337

HMCS Kirkland Lake K337

From the collection of Robert Bartlett

Courtesy of Lloyd Bartlett

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Laid down: 16 November 1943 as HMCS St. Jerome

Re-named: March 1944 as HMCS Kirkland Lake K337

Launched: 27 April 1944 at Quebec City, Que.

Commissioned: 21 August 1944

Paid off: 14 December 1945

Fate: Broken up at Sydney, NS in 1947-48

 

Laid down as HMCS St. Jerome, she was renamed in Mar 1944. Commissioned at Quebec City on 21 Aug 1944 as HMCS Kirkland Lake, she arrived at Halifax on 10 Sep 1944 and left on 20 Nov 1944 for Bermuda to work up. On her return to Halifax in Dec 1944 Kirkland Lake was assigned to EG 16, leaving on 08 Mar 1944 for Londonderry when the group was transferred there. She was based at various times at 'Derry and Portsmouth, and in May 1945, escorted two convoys to Gibraltar and two back. She returned to Canada in June for tropicalization refit at Quebec City, and when this was completed on 05 Nov 1945, returned to Halifax. She was paid off 14 Dec 1945, to maintenance reserve in Bedford Basin and broken up at Sydney, 1947-48.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt J.A. Tullis, RCNR - 21 Aug 1944 - 13 Nov 1944

A/Cdr Norman Vincent Clark, OBE, RCNR - 14 Nov 1944 - 02 Oct 1945

LCdr F.H. Pinfold, RCNVR - 03 Oct 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bartlett, Robert Stanley

1921-1993

 

 

 

 

I-J

Illig, Joseph, John

1924-2012

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kelleher, James Stewart

1924-2015

Lawson, Donald H.

____-2005

 

 

 

M-N

McCormick, Jack E.

1921-2014

Neill, Joseph James

1926-2012

 

 

 

Q-R

Robinson, Wallace Franklin

____-2010

 

 

 

 

S-T

Shrum, Lorne Russell

1916-2010

Threadkill, Arthur Wesley

1916-2000

 

 

 

W-X

Wilson, Herbert Edward

1925-2010

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Benson, Robert S., Sto 1c 

 

Giles, Ernest, Slt, RCNVR - 1945

Robertson, Douglas Ferguson, Slt, RCNVR - 1945

Rowe, Douglas George Wells, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Robert Bartlett

 

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