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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS LLOYD GEORGE J279

post wartime badge

HMCS Lloyd George J279

 

Launched: 14 Nov 1941

Commissioned: 24 Aug 1942

Paid off: 16 Jul 1948

Fate: Unknown

 

Built at Chantier Maritime de St. Laurent, Ile d'Orleans, Que., she was commissioned at Quebec City on 24 Aug 1942. She was assigned to Halifax Local Defence Force, and spent her wartime career on precautionary sweeps of the Halifax approaches. After the war she served as guard vessel  for the reserve fleet. In May 1947 she was performing Bathythermographic duties.  Paid off on 16 Jul 1948, she was sold in 1949.

 

Photos and Documents          The Ship's Bell

 

Commanding Officers

Lt G.F. Crosby, RCNVR - 24 Aug 1943 - 11 Oct 1943

Ch/Skpr William Harold Crocker, RCNR - 12 Oct 1943 - 07 Nov 1943

* unknown 08 Nov 1943 - 24 Nov 1943

Ch/Skpr William Harold Crocker, RCNR - 26 Nov 1943 - 23 Feb 1945

Lt John Franklin Stevens, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1945 - 08 May 1945

Skpr/Lt Claude Kenneth Darrach, RCNR - 09 May 1945 - 23 Jun 1945

Skpr/Lt Eugene Augustus Codner, RCNR - 24 Jun 1945 - 08 Jan 1946

Bos'n James Robert Addison, RCN - 09 Jan 1946 - 27 Jan 1946

Skpr/Lt Eugene Augustus Codner, RCNR 28 Jan 1946 - 03 Mar 1946

Bos'n James Robert Addison, RCN - 04 Mar 1946 - 07 May 1946

Lt Lloyd John MacGregor, RCN(R) - 08 May 1947 - 21 Jun 1948

Lt Kenneth Albert Stone, RCN - 22 Jun 1948 - 16 Jul 1948

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Codner, Eugene A.

Cornell, Alan R.J.

Crocker, William H.

Darrach, Claude K.

Paton, Ollie J.

Stevens, John F.

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Craik, Egill Christian, SLt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945

Lansfield, Charles, PO Motor Mechanic

 

MacPherson, John Adam, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1945

Ogden, Kenneth Walter, SLt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

William, Donald Muro, Lt, RCN(R) - 21 Jun 1945, XO

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Llewellyn J278 and HMCS Lloyd George J279 under construction at the Île d’Orléans shipyard, Quebec

Source: virtual.museum.ca

Crew members on the foc'sle of HMCS Lloyd George J279 - June 1943

Source: Library and Archives of Canada

Personnel handling the magnetic minesweeping cable aboard the minesweeper HMCS Lloyd George off Halifax

Source: Library and Archives of Canada

PO Motor Mechanic Charles Lansfield

Source: City of Kawartha Lakes digital archives

 

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