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HMCS LONGUEUIL K672

HMCS Longueuil K672

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 17 Jul 1943

Launched: 30 Oct 1943

Commissioned: 18 May 1944

Paid off: 31 Dec 1945

Fate: Scuttled in 1948

 

Built by Canadian Vickers, Ltd, she was commissioned on 18 May 1944, at Montreal. Longueuil arrived 30 Jun 1944 in Bermuda to work up. In Jul 1944 she became a member of EG C-2, and on 07 Aug 1944 left St. John's for Londonderry with convoy HXF.302. She spent her entire wartime career on convoy duty and for varying periods was Senior Officer's ship of her group. Returning to Canada in Jun 1945, she proceeded to Vancouver for tropicalization refit, but this was cancelled and the ship paid off 31 Dec 1945 at Esquimalt. She was sold in 1947 and, reportedly, expended as part of a breakwater at Kelsey Bay; B.C., in 1948.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Mervyn John Woods, RCNVR - 18 May 1944 - 18 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bell, John

1925-2011

Benson, Hugh Archibald

1923-1996

Berneche, George Oliver David

____-1993

Blondin, Ted

____-2005

Boyd, Norman Bruce

1925-2014

E-F

Esnor, Gerald B.

____-2002

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hammond, Thomas Hopkins

____-2013

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mc Dowell, Ernest S.

1917-1977

Nicholls, Richard William

1925-2011

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Albury, Edwin Paul, Slt, RCNVR - 05 May 1945

 

Atkinson, Ivor Roland, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

 

Charron, Douglas G., RCNVR - 28 Mar 1945

 

Clark, Kenneth Dawson, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1945

 

Craig, George Ian, Paym/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1944

 

Craigs, Gerald, AB - 1945

 

Crone, Bob

 

Eakins, Robert Edwin, Lt, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944 

Freeland, Harry (The Horse), A/Cdr, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Griffin, Vincent Oswald, Slt (E), RCNVR - 22 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944

 

Jansen, Kjeld Billeskov, Lt (E), RCNR - 17 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944

 

Jenkins, Joe

 

Laidlaw, Kenneth Alison, Lt, RCNVR - 10 May 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944

 

Lorimer, Donald Bruce, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

MacLaurin, Arthur Campbell, A/Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1944

Martin, Patrick Henry Trevethan, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Mar 1945

 

O'Connel, George Franklin, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944

 

Parkinson, Ralph

 

Reid, Jack

 

Robertson, Robbie

 

Simpson, John William, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Mar 1945

 

Woods, Mervyn John, LCdr, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 18 May 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

HMCS Longueuil - V.E. Day in Newfie John 

 

Links

The story of a Campbellford hero - Lt. Col. John Bell     Part 1 of 3    Part 2 of 3    Part 3 of 3

 

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