HMCS LACHINE J266

 

Bangor Class Minesweeper

 


 

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.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's Company Photos

 


 

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     

 

KERR, Ian

LS, RCNVR

MPK - 20 Feb 1944

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

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 / 20 Jun 1942

 

Cox, Edgar Thomas, AB, V24381, RCNVR - 1944

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

 

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

 

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

Menard, William George, LS, A5332, RCNR - 1944

 

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

 

Lt Breen Philip Young, RCNR, Commanding Officer, HMCS LACHINE J266 - 20 Jun 1942 - 08 May 1943

 

From the collection of John Edisforth Heward

 

Courtesy of Roger Heward

 


 

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(HL01) Officers of HMCS LACHINE J266 with guests. Harry Littleford 2nd from left   (HL02) Officers and men aboard HMCS LACHINE J266.  Harry Littleford on right  (HL03) Ratings on HMCS LACHINE J266

 

From the collection of Harry Littleford, Cdr, RCN(R)

 

Courtesy of John Littleford

 


 

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(FM693-FM697) HMCS LACHINE J266 doing manoeuvers around HMCS STANDARD COASTER - circa Jul 1945

 

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(FM698-FM701) HMCS LACHINE J266 doing manoeuvers around HMCS STANDARD COASTER - circa Jul 1945

 

From the collection of François Messier, AB, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Denis Messier

 


 

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