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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS LA HULLOISE K668 / 305

 

Post WW II Badge

HMCS La Hulloise K668 entering Gladstone Dock, Liverpool

From the collection of Thomas J. Simpson

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 10 Aug 1943

Launched: 29 Oct 1943

Commissioned: 20 May 1944

Paid off: 19 Oct 1945

Re-commissioned: 24 Jun 1949

Paid off: 23 Nov 1953 for Prestonian conversion

Re-commissioned: 09 Oct 1957

Paid off: 16 Jul 1965

Fate: Broken up at La Spezia, Italy, in 1966

 

Commissioned at Montreal on 20 May 1944, La Hulloise arrived at Halifax in Jun 1944. She proceeded to Bermuda in Jul 1944 to work up, and on returning was assigned to EG 16 at Halifax. In Oct 1944 she was re-assigned to EG 25, and transferred with it to Londonderry in Nov 1944. She spent the remainder of the war in U.K. waters, based variously at 'Derry and Rosyth. On 07 Mar 1945, with Strathadam and Thetford Mines, she took part in sinking U 1302 in St. George's Channel. Late in May 1945 she sailed for Canada to undergo tropicalization refit at Saint John. Work was completed 19 Oct 1945, but the Pacific war had ended and she was paid off at Halifax on 06 Dec 1945. When she was re-commissioned for cadet and new entry training in 1949 her Co, LCdr Jette, was also SO Reserve Fleet East Coast. La Hulloise was largely operational from then until 23 Nov 1953, when she was paid off for conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort. She was commissioned as such on 09 Oct 1957. In Apr 1963, 12 RCN ships, Algonquin, Micmac, Cayuga, St. Croix, Terra Nova, Kootenay, Swansea, La Hulloise, Buckingham, Cape Scott, CNAV Bluethroat and CNAV St. Charles, took part in NATO Exercise New Broom Eleven, an exercise designed to test convoy protection tactics (click here to see the newspaper article). La Hulloise was paid off on 16 Jul 1965 and broken up at La Spezia, Italy, in 1966.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr John. Brock, RCNVR - 20 May 1944 - 16 Aug 1945

Lt J.C. Walker, RCNVR - 17 Aug 1945 - 02 Oct 1945

Lt J.A. Wyatt, RCNVR - 03 Oct 1945 - 06 Dec 1945

LCdr Marcel Joseph Alphonse Jette, RCN - 24 Jun 1949 - 31 Dec 1949

Cdr Reginald Amand Webber, DSC, RCN - 01 Jan 1950 - 13 Jan 1950

Cdr Thomas Charles Pullen, RCN - 01 Jun 1950 - 22 Sep 1951

Lt A.H. McDonald, RCN - 23 Sep 1951 - 27 Nov 1952

LCdr Henry Allan Porter, RCN - 28 Nov 1952 - 06 Nov 1953

Lt E.H. Hyman, RCN - 07 Nov 1953 - 23 Nov 1953

LCdr R.M.S. Greene, RCN - 09 Oct 1957 - 18 Nov 1958

LCdr F.P.R. Saunders, RCN - 19 Nov 1958 - 09 Sep 1960

LCdr W.J.H. Stuart, RCN - 09 Sep 1960 - 08 Feb 1961

LCdr Peter Harold Grady, RCN - 08 Feb 1961 - 11 Sep 1962

LCdr Alan Gordon Lowe, RCN - 11 Sep 1962 - 11 Aug 1964

LCdr Eric Arthur Makin, RCN - 11 Aug 1964 - 16 Jul 1965

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bone, Richard Melbourne

1930-2013

Breen, Hugh F.

____-2014

Brooke, Eric

1919-2005

Burke, Patrick James

____-2014

 

C-D

Clark, David Wesley

____-2013

Doutre, Gilles

1942-2016

Dubois, Bernard

____-2009

 

 

E-F

Edwards, Murray Hilton

1927-2011

Friend, James Thorpe

Killed 11 Apr 1945 on HMCS Strathadam

Served in La Hulloise 13 Feb 1945 - 18 Feb 1945

 

 

 

G-H

Goodwin, Willard

1924-2016

Gorman, Andrew Drummond

1931-2007

Haughey, Leonard James

1926-2007

Heard, Trevor Frederick

1921-2008

Hunter, Donald Fraser

1926-2006

I-J

Janson, Frederick N.

1920-1950

Jette, Marcel Joseph Alphonse T.

1912-1987

4th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

K-L

Kilbride, Gerald

1931-2006

Langlois, Howard Francis Sr.

1931-2002

Learn, George Francis

1925-1989

Drafted to Frigate 7 on 18 Apr 1944. Served in La Hulloise 21 May 1944 - 29 Nov 1945 as Sto 2c / Sto 1c, RCNVR. Commissioning Crew / Paying off Crew

Lowe, Alan Gordon

1928-2010

14th Commanding Officer

 

M-N

MacIntyre, Norman Elwell

____-2015

Marcotte, Grant William

1934-2006

McLeese, Willis Stewart

____-2011

Drafted to La Hulloise 20 Apr 1944 as Lt (E), RCNVR (standby). Commissioning crew

Muzyka, Simon

1921-2012

 

O-P

Porter, Henry Allan

1920-2016

8th Commanding Officer

Pullen, Thomas Charles

1918-1990

6th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

Q-R

Quick, Fred Albert

____-2016

Ridgway, Matt

____-2015

Roberts, Ralph Donald

1931-2012

 

 

S-T

Sawyer, Thomas Anthony

1926-2013

Simpson, Thomas Joseph

1921-2017

Served in La Hulloise during WW 2 as a Radar Operator

Stinson, John Wilfred

1925-2015

Served in La Hulloise during WW 2

Stone, George Alfred

1921-2007

 

U-V

Van Fleet, Bernard J.

1928-2014

Served in La Hulloise in 1959 as Lt (O), RCN, TAS Officer

 

 

 

 

W-X

Webber, Reginald Amand

1929-1968

5th Commanding Officer

Wilson, Joseph Frank

1922-2012

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

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From 1945 ship's company photo

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From 1945 ship's company photo

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From 1945 ship's company photo

 

 

 

U-Boats Sunk

U-1302 (Kptlt Wolfgang Herwatz) a type VIIC/41 U-boat, sunk on 07 Mar 1945 by HMCS La Hulloise K668, HMCS Thetford Mines K459 and HMCS Stathadam K682 in St. George's Channel, position 52-19 N, 05-23 W. Of her crew of 48 there were no survivors.

 

Former Crew Members

Belanger, Joseph Marcel, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 04 Jul 1944

 

Bennett, Frederick John, WT (E), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Benton, Anthony Fabian, Lt, RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

Brock, John, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) CO / 20 May 1944

 

Butchart, Arthur Alexander, A/Cd (Gnr(TAS)), RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

Cocks, John Henry McGregor, Lt (S), RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

Evans, Herbert Dennis, Lt (S), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Gable, Robert, Sto - 1944 - 1945

 

Gagne, Joseph Paul Rene, WT (E), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Gardiner, John Edward, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 44 (Stand by) / 20 May 1944

 

Gautheir, Jean Joseph, Lt, RCN - 30 Jun 1951

 

Gilhen, Augustus, Wt/Shpt, RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Glover, George Randal, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1944 (Stand by) / 20 May 1944

Gove, Harry Edmond, Lt (El), RCNVR - 06 Jun 1945

 

Graham, Adam Henry, LCdr (E), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Geddes, George Scott, A/LCdr (S), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Greaves, Gordon Kenneth, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1944

 

Jamieson, Kenneth, Wt (L), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Jenning, Bernard Joseph, Cd (E), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Johnston, Charles Edward, Bos'n, RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

King, Stanley Mackenzie, Lt, RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

MacKinnon, Patrick, Lt(N)

 

Manifold, Charles Robin Lt, RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

Millen, James Frederick, Lt (E), RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

McDonald, Arthur Hathaway, Lt, RCN - 01 Jun 1950, XO

 

Murray, O'Connor James, Lt, RCN - 01 Jun 1950

 

Proctor, Bob   

Proud, Franklin Milford, Lt, RCN(R) - 01 Jun 1950

 

Rowan, William Oliver, Slt, (El), RCNVR - 26 Jun 1944

 

Sauve, Maurice - 1962

 

Smart, James (Jimmy) - 1953

 

Walker, James Cowan, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1944 / 20 May 1944

 

Walkley, James Nicol, Wt (E), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Welshman, George Grasett, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1944 (Stand by) / 20 May 1944

 

Wiggs, Edgar Alfred, Lt (P), RCN - 24 Jun 1949

 

Wilson, Dennis, ABSN1, RCN - 1961-1964

 

Wyatt, John Angus, Lt, RCNVR, 10 May 1944 (Stand by) / 20 May 1944

 

Young, John Barclay, Lt (P), RCN, XO - 24 Jun 1949

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Don't Bend the Bollards

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of George Francis Learn

Personal photo gallery of James Thorpe Friend

Veteran Bob Proctor by Chris Daponte, The Wellington Advertiser

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