For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS LOCKEPORT J100

HMCS Lockeport J100

 

Laid down: 17 Jun 1941

Launched: 22 Aug 1941

Transferred to the RCN

Commissioned: 27 May 1942

Paid off: 02 Jul 1945

Returned to the RN: 02 Jul 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1948

 

Built for the RN by North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., at Vancouver but transferred to the RCN for manning. She was commissioned on 27 May 1942, and served with Esquimalt Force until 17 March 1943, when she left for Halifax. On her arrival there on 30 Apr 1943 she was assigned briefly to WLEF and, in Jun 1943, to Halifax Force. In Nov and Dec 1943, she was lent to Newfoundland Force but was withdrawn owing to engine trouble. On 09 Jan 1944, while en route to Baltimore for refit, her engines broke down in a storm, and she made 190 miles under improvised sail before being towed the rest of the way to her destination. 

 

The story of HMCS Lockport's miraculous trip under sail appears to be more of wartime propaganda than actual fact - at least according to one Lockeport sailor, Bill Tom.  You can read his version of events here on The Memory Project

 

Upon her return to Halifax in Apr 1944, Lockeport was ordered to Bermuda to work up, and on the homeward journey she escorted the boats of the 78th Motor Launch Flotilla. Returning to Sydney Force in May 1944, she was frequently an escort to the Port-aux-Basques/Sydney ferry. She left Canada on 27 May 1945, for the U.K., and was returned to the RN at Sheerness on 02 Jul 1945, to be broken up three years later at Dorkin, Gateshead.

 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          Remembering through care - Eugene Blackwell

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Douglas Trail, RCNR - 27 May 1942 - 11 Aug 1942

LCdr A.T. Morrell, RCNR - 12 Aug 1942 - 18 Aug 1942

Lt Douglas Trail, RCNR - 19 Aug 1942 - 21 Aug 1943

Lt Ralph Marcus Wallace, RCNVR - 22 Aug 1943 - 23 Jun 1944

Lt Charles Alexander Nicol, RCNR - 24 June 1944 - 02 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Atchinson, Francis Stanley

1920-2014

Blackwell, Eugene

____-2015

 

 

 

C-D

Calderbank, Kenneth Robinson

1921-1990

Served in Lockeport 15 May 1945 - 23 May 1945

Cartmill, John

____-1976

 

 

 

M-N

MacKechnie, Donald Campbell

1926-2006

Nicol, Charles Alexander

1895-1979

5th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

O-P

Pearson, Robert Elwood

1921-2016

Poulton, William G.

____-____

 

 

 

 

S-T

Scotland, James Horn

1912-2000

Tough, William Francis

1924-2015

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Anderson, James Douglas, Slt (E), RCNVR - 11 Apr 1944

 

Armstrong, James E. CPO, Cox'n - May 1944

 

Carmichael, Angus Hector, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 04 Apr 1944

 

Collins, Robert, LS - May 1944

 

Gallery, John William, Wt (E), RN - 27 May 1942

 

Hale, Jeffrey Amherst, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945

 

Jones, Hubert Taylor, Lt (E), RCNVR - 12 May 1943 

 

Kerr, W. Alex, Coder - May 1944

 

Lait, Wilfred John, Lt, RCNVR - 05 May 1945

McDonald, James, Tel - May 1944

 

McLocklin, Osborne Kindersley, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1942

 

Millar, Charles Kenneth, Slt, RCNVR - 31 May 1943

 

Pratt, David, L/Sto - May 1944

 

Sangster, Bruce, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Seaborn, Edward Arthur, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1943

 

Smithaniuk, William, Tel - May 1944

 

Stratford, Harold Reginald, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 01 Jun 1942

 

Sweeting, William John, Skpr, RCNR - 01 Mar 1943

Thomas, Pete, Sig - May 1944

 

Thomson, Woodburn Stratford, Lt, RCNVR - 27 May 1942

 

Tom, Bill - 1944  The Memory Project

 

Trail, Douglas, Lt, RCNR - 07 May 1942 (Stand by) CO / 27 May 1942

 

Travers, Ford Mark, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1943 

 

Wallace, John Henry, Lt, RCNVR - 25 May 1942 (Stand by) / 27 May 1942

 

Willis, James Walter, Slt, RCNVR

 

Woods, William (Slinger), PO - May 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Newspaper clippings from the Vancouver Sun 03 May 1944 on HMCS Lockeport's use of a sail at sea

 

        

 

Courtesy of Jane Dunne

Three newspaper clippings from the Vancouver Daily Province 03 May 1944 on HMCS Lockeport's use of a sail at sea

 

     

 

Courtesy of Jane Dunne

Unknown HMCS Lockeport crew member with the ship's mascot

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Two unknown HMCS Lockeport crew members

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Two unknown HMCS Lockeport crew members

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Unknown HMCS Lockeport crew members

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Unknown HMCS Lockeport crew members

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Unknown HMCS Lockeport crew member

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

Two soon-to-be HMCS Lockeport crew members at HMCS Naden, Esquimalt, BC

From the collection of John (Scotty) Cartmill

Courtesy of Paul Cartmill

 

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