HMCS LASALLE K519

 

River Class Frigate

 


 

HMCS Lasalle K519

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Battle honours and awards:  Gulf of St. Lawrence  1944,  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 04 Jun 1943

Launched: 11 Dec 1943

Commissioned: 29 Jun 1944

Paid off: 17 Dec 1945

Fate: Sunk as a breakwater in 1948

 

Laid down at Lauzon, Que, she was built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repair Co., Ltd., Lauzon, Que. Commissioned on 29 Jun 1944, at Quebec City, she arrived in Bermuda on 31 Aug 1944 to carry out working-up exercises. She left on 01 Oct 1944 for Halifax, there to become a member of the newly formed EG 27, and spent the remainder of the war in that area on A/S patrol and support duty. In Jun 1945, Lasalle sailed for Esquimalt via the Panama Canal and was paid off at Esquimalt on 17 Dec 1945. She was dismantled in 1947 and her hull expended as a breakwater in 1948 at Kelsey Bay, B.C.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

LCdr Frederick Allan Beck, RCNVR - 29 Jun 1944 - 02 Jul 1945

 

LCdr Raiffe Dillon Barrett, RCNVR - 03 Jul 1945 - 14 Nov 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

NEILSON, Andrew Louis

L/Sto, A2065, RCNR

MPK - 26 Feb 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Atkinson, Derek Stuart, SLt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Beck, Frederick Allan., A/LCdr, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 CO, / LCdr - 29 Jun 1944 / LCDR - 24 Mar 1945

 

Clarke, John David, Lt (E), RCNR - 24 Apr 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Emery, Capel George, SLt, RCNVR - 29 May 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Fenwick, Keith Donald, Lt, RCNVR - 29 May 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Foster, Clifford Henry, CPO - alive and well in 2020, age 98

 

Garsiner, Cyril Herbert, SLt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1942

 

Hogan, Andrew Roy, SLt, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1945

 

MacKay, William Reay, Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

McDiarmid, Donald Stuart, Lt (S), RCNVR - 18 Jun 1945

 

Pincock, William, PO EA - 1943-1945

 

Stuart, Donald Gordon Crosby, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Wilson, Paul Frederick, SLt, RCNVR - 29 May 1944 / 29 Jun 1944

 

Wood, Berton Montgomery, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1945

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Lasalle K519

Courtesy of John Hawley

Former HMCS Lasalle - a rusting hulk used as a breakwater at Kelsey Bay, BC

Photographer: unknown

Courtesy of Bill Gard 

 


 

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