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HMCS LACHINE J266

HMCS Lachine J266

 

Laid down: 27 Dec 1940

Launched: 14 Jun 1941

Commissioned: 20 Jun 1942

Paid off: 31 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945. Final disposition unknown

 

Built at Levis, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 20 June 1942, Lachine arrived at Halifax on 04 Jul 1942 and, after repairs and workups, was assigned to Sydney Force in Sep 1942. In Oct 1942 she was transferred to WLEF, and in Jun 1943, became a member of EG W-6, one of the force's newly created escort groups. She served with Halifax Force from Jun 1944 until VE-Day, and on 31 Jul 1945, was paid off at Shelburne. During the war she underwent two refits: the first, at Dalhousie, N.B., from Oct to Nov 1943; the second, at Lunenburg, from Dec 1944 to Mar 1945, followed by workups in Bermuda. An intended transfer to the marine section of the RCMP as Starnes did not materialize, and Lachine was sold in 1945 for conversion to a salvage tug.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Breen Philip Young, RCNR - 20 Jun 1942 - 08 May 1943

Lt Louis Frederick Moore, RCNR - 09 May 1943 - 03 Apr 1944

Lt Fred Royal Spindler, RCNVR - 04 Apr 1944 - 18 Feb 1945

Lt Ford Markle Travers, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1945 - 23 Apr 1945

Lt Gordon Frederick Pipe, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

KERR, Ian

LS, V23063, RCNVR

MPK - 20 Feb 1944 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Chambers, Harvey

____-____

 

 

 

 

G-H

Heward, John Edisforth

1916-2002

Drafted to Lachine 15 Jun 1942, Stand by as Lt, RCNVR.

Commissioning Crew

 

 

 

 

O-P

Peters, Thomas Henry

____-2007

Drafted to Lachine on 10 Jun 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

S-T

Spindler, Fred Royal

____-1998

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walker, Neville Edward

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Young, Breen Philip

1912-1956

Drafted to Lachine 09 Jun 1941 as Lt, RCNR, Standby.

1st Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Beaty, William Stevenson, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Jun 1942

 

Charbonneau, John Paul, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1945

 

Conrad, Ralph Anderson, Wt (E), RCNR - 22 Apr 1941 (Stand by) / 20 Jun 1942

 

Heward, John Edisforth, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1942 (Stand by) / 20 Jun 1942

Jones, John Ernest Mayrick, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Jun 1942

 

Leamen, Clement Frederick, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Mar 1944

 

Littleford, Harry William, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1943

 

MacColl, William Wyness, Slt, RCNR - 20 Jun 1942

Morgan, Marcel Cosby, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Spindler, Fred Royal, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Feb 1943

 

Whelan, Benjamin John, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of John Edisforth Heward

 

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