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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS MEON K269

Formerly HMS MEON K269

Then HMS MEON F269 / L369

HMCS Meon K269

Source: Flickr photo collection of Don Gorham

 

Battle honour and awards:  Atlantic  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Arctic  1945 

 

 

Laid down: 31 Dec 1942

Launched: 04 Aug 1943

Commissioned in the RN: 31 Dec 1943

Paid off: 07 Feb 1944

Transferred to RCN: 07 Feb 1944

Commissioned: 07 Feb 1944

Decommissioned: 23 Apr 1945

Returned to the RN: 23 Dec 1945

Paid off: 1965

Fate: Broken up in 1966

 

Named after an English river, HMS Meon was commissioned on 31 Dec 1943 at Glasgow and sailed on 16 Jan 1944, with convoy ON.220 for Canada. Transferred to the RCN, she was commissioned in the RCN at Halifax on 07 Feb 1944, and in Apr 1944 worked up in St. Margaret's Bay. In May 1944 she was assigned to EG 9 and sailed with convoy HXM.289 to join EG 9 in Londonderry. For the next five months she was employed in U.K. coastal waters, and was present on D-Day. She was then transferred to the EG 27, Halifax, as Senior Officer's ship, arriving there on 19 Oct 1944. Employed locally until 31 Mar 1945, she then left Halifax to join convoy HX.347 on passage to Britain, and was returned to the RN at Southampton on 23 Apr 1945. In 1946 HMS Meon joined the reserve fleet and remained at Harwich until 1952. She then saw active service in the Suez campaign of 1956, and with the Amphibious Warfare Squadron in the Persian Gulf, before being paid off in 1965. On 14 May 1966 HMS Meon (L369) arrived at Hughes Bolckow, Blyth for breaking up.

 

Commanding Officers

A/Cdr St. Clair Balfour, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944 - 26 Mar 1945

Lt Nelson William Adams, RCNVR - 27 Mar 1945 - 23 Apr 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allan, Donald Sutherland

____-2005

Drafted to Meon on 01 Feb 1944

Baxter, Leslie

1923-2006

 

 

 

I-J

James, Percy Wilfred

1920-2011

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lundale, Robert Samuel

1924-2003

 

 

 

 

O-P

Perrigo, William Douglas Haig

1918-2006

 

 

 

 

S-T

Slutsky, Harold

1926-2007

Stitt, James Carl

1925-2016

Served in Meon as a Telegraphist and Coder

 

 

 

U-V

Victor, Gordon

1926-2011

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Adams, Nelson William, Lt, RCNVR - 08 Mar 1944 / 04 Jan 1945

 

Allan, Donald Sutherland, Lt (E), RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Anderson, Maurice Fraser, Slt, RCNVR - 11 Feb 1945

 

Berthelette, Sylvio P. (Bert), RCNVR

Buisson, Joseph Paul Edouard, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Ducheseau, Hubert Powell, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jul 1944

 

Machan, John Colin Malor, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Mackin, Gerald Francis, Slt (E), RCNVR - 12 Feb 1944

Ross, Andrew William, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Swan, Thomas Robert, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

 

Woolley, John Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

Battle for Convoy BX-141

 

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