For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS MAHONE J159 / 192

Then Turkish Naval Vessel BEYLERBEYI (1958)

 

Unofficial wartime gunshield badge circa 1942/43

HMCS Mahone J159

RCN photo

 

Unofficial wartime gunshield 

badge circa 1944/45

 

 

Laid down: 13 Aug 1940

Launched: 14 Nov 1940

Commissioned: 29 Sep 1941

Decommissioned: 06 Nov 1945

Re-acquired by RCN: 1951

Transferred to the Turkish Navy: 29 Mar 1958

Paid off: 1972

Fate: Unknown

 

Commissioned at Vancouver on 29 Sep 1941, she left Esquimalt on 11 Nov 1941 for Halifax, when upon her arrival on 17 Dec 1941, she was assigned to WLEF. Between May 1942 and Jan 1943, she served with Halifax Force, then underwent a major refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 19 Jan to 03 Apr 1943. She was then transferred to Gaspé Force because of U-boat activity in the St. Lawrence, but returned to Halifax Force in Nov 1943, and soon afterward went to Sydney Force. On 28 Jan 1944, she was rammed by SS Fort Townshend off Louisbourg, N.S., and after temporary repairs was sent to Halifax for further repair work which lasted 4 months. Early in Jul 1945 she proceeded to Bermuda to work up, returning to Halifax a month later. Mahone was paid off at Halifax on 06 Nov 1945, and laid up at Shelburne. In 1946 she was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel until 1951, when she was re-acquired by the RCN, which kept her in reserve at Sydney until 29 Mar 1958. That day marked her transfer to the Turkish Navy as Beylerbeyi, and she remained in service until discarded in 1972.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt D.M. Stewart, RCNR - 29 Sep 1941 - 03 Dec 1942

Lt William James Gilmore, RCNVR - 04 Dec 1942 - 09 Jan 1944

Lt William Turner, RCNR - 10 Jan 1944 - 28 Mar 1944

Lt Lyle Robert Hoar, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 - 25 Mar 1945

Lt Norman Russell Chappell, RCNVR - 26 Mar 1945 - 20 Aug 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry

BOYD, Harold Kelly

L/Stores Ass't, V37248,  RCNVR

died - 09 Oct 1945 

DURON, Cyril

Cook (S), V13735, RCNVR

died - 28 Jan 1944 

MOONEY, John Lawrence

Cook (S), V30149, RCNVR

died - 17 Aug 1942 

VAN OOYEN, Dirk

Stwd, V8608, RCNVR

MPK - 28 Jan 1944 

VARNEY, Douglas Charles

ERA, V40240, RCNVR

MPK - 28 Jan 1944 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Abercrombie, Albert William

1923-1997

Served in Mahone 30 Oct 1941 - 23 Mar 1943 as Sto1

Baceda, Frank J.

____-____

Basil, Jim

____-____

Baxter, Stanley Parr

1920-2005

 

E-F

Ferguson, William Irwin

1913-1993

Served in Mahone in 1942 as XO

Forbes, R. Burnett

____-____

 

 

 

K-L

Kofsky, Jack

____-____

Labute, Mark J.

____-2002

Lane, Donald E.

____-1984

 

 

O-P

Price, Richard James

____-2006

 

 

 

 

S-T

Shaw, John Alexander

1922-2000

Served in Mahone during WW2

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Aikenhead, Alex - 1942 

 

Anderson, Swede, Stoker - 1942

 

Angus, George A., Lt - Oct 1945 - Dec 1945

 

Arnst, Henry (Hank), Sto - 1943

 

Beatty, Lawrence Campbell, A/Lt, RCNVR - 05 Feb 1945

 

Boycd - 1943

 

Brown, Albert Whitworth, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1942

 

Brown, Clifford Francis, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Mar 1943

 

Buntoh

 

Cathcart, Hartley, Sto 1 - Jun 1945 - Nov 1945

 

Coray, Frank, Stoker - 1942

 

Cooke, Doc

 

Crilly, John James, Slt, RCNVR - 25 May 1945

 

Cunningham, Frederick Alexander, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Jun 1942

 

Daly, William Patrick, Slt (E), RCNVR - 14 Feb 1944

 

Dobing, Fred, LTO - Apr 1942 - Mar 1943 / Jul 1945 - Sep 1945 

 

Duquette, J.O. (Pat), AB - 10 Dec 1943 - 02 Apr 1944

 

Etherington, Mark Philip, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945

Fandry - 1943

 

Fontaine, Les

 

Franklin - 1943

 

Gardner, Donald Hambidge, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1945

 

Gibson, William Simpson, Slt (E), RCNVR - 23 Apr 1943

 

Gilmore, William James, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1943

 

Hagglund, Ralph, Sto 1 - Oct 1941 - Dec 1941

 

Harley, John Edmund, Slt (E), RCNVR - 16 Jul 1942

 

Heath, Kenneth David, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Jun 1942

 

Hepburn, Bernard Rickart, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Jun 1942

 

Hill, Alexander Minett, Slt, RCNVR - 08 Feb 1945

 

Holmes, Harry - 1944

 

Irwin, Patrick Hamilton, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944

 

Laplante, Sto - 1943

 

Lavigne, French

 

MacPherson, Ken, Tel (S.O.) - in transit Jun 1945

 

May, Gus - 1943

 

McLaren, William (Bill), PO, ERA - 1944

 

Moore, Hank - 1943

Neilson, Robert, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 25 Jun 1943

 

Passmore - 1943

 

Pitkethly, Doug, Stoker - 1942

 

Roberts, George A. (Bunny), Sig - 1941 - 1942

 

Ross, Duncan Boston, Lt (E), RCNVR - 07 Apr 1942

 

Simpson, Randy - 1944

 

Slater, Herbert Ronald, Slt, RCNVR - 02 Jun 1944

 

Sloboda, Mike

 

Stevenson, W., AB ST - 28 Apr 1941 - 20 Apr 1942

 

Van Luven

 

Vigeon, John Kempton, Slt (Temp), RCNVR - 23 Jun 1944

 

Waites

 

Walker, Dale, Tel - 1943 - 1944

 

Watson, Willie, Stoker - 1942

 

Williams

 

Woolverton, Cecil Kirk, Slt, RCNVR - 17 May 1943

 

Young, Earle - 1944

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

The Memory Project - Raymond (Burnie) Forbes

Personal photo gallery for Albert Abercrombie

Personal photo gallery for Donald Lane

 

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