For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Midland K220


Laid down: 24 Feb 1941

Launched: 25 Jun 1941

Commissioned: 17 Nov 1941

Paid off: 15 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946, broken up the same year


Built at Midland, Ont, she was commissioned at Montreal on 17 Nov 1941. She arrived at Halifax on 30 Nov 1941, and spent her entire career with WLEF, from Jun, 1943, as member of EG W-2. She underwent two extensive refits: the first at Liverpool, N.S., from 30 Nov 1942 to 14 Apr 1943; the second at Galveston, Texas from mid-Mar 1944 to 25 May 1944. The latter refit included the extension of her fo'c's'le. Upon its completion she returned briefly to Halifax before leaving on 01 Jul 1944 for three weeks' working-up in Bermuda. She was paid off at Sydney on 15 Jul 1945. Sold in 1946 in the Great lakes Lumber Co., she was broken up the same year at Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ont.


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos


Commanding Officers

A/LCdr Allan Brown Taylor, RCNR - 17 Nov 1941 - 31 Oct 1943

Lt Wilfred Orvin Oakley Barbour, RCNR - 01 Nov 1943 - 15 Jul 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

MACLAREN, David James


died - 24 Jun 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

Dodds, John Oswald


Ellis, Cecil G.

Graham, Cecil Charles


Henderson, Frederick J.J.


Hollins, George


Hutton, Jack

Served in Midland 02 Dec 1941 - 07 Jan 1942 as a L./Sig, RCN

Irving, William Anderson


MacLaren, David James


O'Hanley, John Angus


Stevens, William Bradfield.


Drafted to Midland 04 Mar 1944 as Slt, RCNVR

Taggart, James







Former Crew Members

Carrier, Lucien


Coggins, Ellsworth Trask, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Dunn, William Henry Stephen, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


Dunnet, Gordon, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Apr 1944

Farrer, Don Arthur


Kellam, Robert Edgar, A/War (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945


Langlois, Philippe Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jun 1942


Longley, Robert Percival, Slt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1944


MacDonald, John Gregory, Slt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1942

Mullard, Rodney Hill, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1943


Talbot, Alexander William, Slt, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1944


Thompson, George Montgomery, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jul 1943


Welwood, Richard Royce, A/Lt, RCNVR - 21 Feb 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Midland K220

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Midland K220 circa 1942.

Note she is in the middle of her conversion to Western Approaches camouflage paint scheme

Courtesy of Bill Gard