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HMCS LEVIS K400

HMCS Levis K400

 

Battle honours and awards:  Gulf of St. Lawrence  1944,   Atlantic  1941, 1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 25 Feb 1943

Launched: 26 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 21 Jul 1944

Paid off: 15 Feb 1946

Fate: Scuttled as a breakwater in 1948

 

Commissioned at Quebec City on 21 Jul 1944 she arrived in Bermuda at the end of Aug 1944 to work up, and a month later left for Halifax to join the newly formed EG 27. She spent the balance of the war with the group, on patrol and escort duty out of Halifax, and on 04 Jun 1945 commenced tropicalization at Lunenburg, N.S. The work was completed 26 Nov 1945 and she sailed a month later for Esquimalt, arriving 30 Jan 1946. Paid off on 15 Feb 1946 to reserve there, she was sold in 1947 and her hull expended the following year as part of a breakwater at Oyster Bay, B.C. 

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Philip Caball Evans, RCNR - 21 Jul 1944 - 06 Sep 1944

Lt P.T. Molson, RCNVR - 07 Sep 1944 - 17 Sep 1944

LCdr Philip Caball Evans, RCNR - 18 Sep 1944 - 19 Sep 1945

LCdr Philip Caball Evans, RCNR - 23 Oct 1945 - unk

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

WORTMAN, Robert Chambers

AB, V53851, RCNVR

died - 04 Sep 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Alex

____-2002 (approx)

Served in Levis as Yeoman of Signals

 

 

 

 

C-D

Copley, Lloyd Guy

1918-2009

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hayes, Edwin, ERA

____-____

 

 

 

 

K-L

Landry, Clarence Bernard Martin

1924-2012

 

 

 

 

O-P

Peterson, Ralph

1924-1957

Putnam, Howard E.

____-2003

 

 

 

Q-R

Collins, Robert Cecil

1922-2017

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tibbles, Lorne C.

1925-2003

Titterton, John William

1925-2007

 

 

 

W-X

Wolfenden, John Elford

1905-1992

Served in Levis in 1945 as Lt, RCNR

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Burns, Miles Carleton, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1945

 

Douglas, David Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1945

 

Evans, Philip Cabell, A/LCdr, RCNR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by) CO

 

Flemming, Donald Frederick, Slt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945

 

Garrett, Andrew Boyd, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1944 (Stand by) / A/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

Givens, William Wallace, Slt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945

Haggis, George, AB, Gunlayer Twin 4s, Commissioning Crew

 

Hunter, Arthur Rollo, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Mar 1945

 

Lake, Merton Walter, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / Slt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

Lawrence, Philip Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1944 (Stand by) / Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

Lithenhaus, Raymond Arthur, Lt (E), RCNVR - 18 Apr 1944 (Stand by)

 

Manson, George John, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1944 (Stand by) / Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

McClelland, Thomas, John, Lt (El), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Molson, Percival Talbot, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / Lt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

Pretty, Norman Orval Hamilton, A/Lt, RCNVR - 17 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Jul 1944, A/Lt, RCNVR

 

Roberts, Alfred Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1944 (Stand by) / SLt, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944

 

Smye, Thomas Duff, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1945

 

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