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HMCS MILLTOWN J317 / 194

 

HMCS Milltown J317

31st Mine Sweeping Flotilla

From the collection of Charles Mitchell Young

HMCS Milltown J317

 

Laid down: 18 Aug 1941

Launched: 27 Jan 1942

Commissioned: 18 Sep 1942

Paid off: 16 Oct 1945

Re-acquired: 1952

Paid off: Feb 1959

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1959

 

Commissioned on 18 Sep 1942 at Port Arthur, Milltown arrived at Halifax on 27 Oct 1942 and, after working up, joined Halifax Force in Dec 1942. In March 1943, she transferred to WLEF and in Jun 1943, to Gasp Force. In Nov 1943, she returned to Halifax Force until 20 Feb 1944, when, with Blairmore, Fort William and Minas, she sailed via the Azores for Plymouth, arriving on 08 Mar 1944. She was present on D-Day with the 31st Minesweeping Flotilla. She returned to Canada to refit at Saint John, N.B., from Mar to Jun 1945, leaving Halifax 23 Jun 1945 for Plymouth via the Azores. She left Plymouth for home on 21 Sep 1945 and was paid off on 16 Oct 1945 at Sydney and laid up at Shelburne. Milltown was placed in strategic reserve at Sorel in 1946, but re-acquired by the RCN in 1952 and kept in reserve at Sydney until Feb 1959, when she was sold for scrap.

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr J.H. Marshall, RCNVR - 18 Sep 1942 - 14 Apr 1943

Lt Edward Henry Maguire, RCNVR - 15 Apr 1943 - 18 Sep 1944

A/Cdr Anthony Hubert Gleadow Storrs, RCNR - 19 Sep 1944 - 16 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

BELL, Daniel

AB, 4078, RCN

died - 09 May 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

 

Albright, Gordon M.

____-1999

Listed on 21 Jul 1945 nominal roll as a Coder

Birt, Wendell Robert

1921-2007

 

 

 

K-L

Lovie, James

1920-2010

Listed on 21 Jul 1945 nominal roll as a Sig

 

 

 

 

S-T

Storrs, Antony Hubert Gleadow

1907-2002

3rd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

W-X

Waterhouse, Lyle

1925-2009

Young, Charles Mitchell

1924-1981

Listed on 21 Jul 1945 nominal roll as an AB

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

(NR45) = crew members listed on HMCS Milltown Nominal Roll dated 21 Jul 1945

Allan, David M., ERA A/4c - (NR45)


Anderson, Robert, Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Bannerman, Andrew G., E.A. - (NR45)


Beckerson, Allan, Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Belleisle, R., AB - (NR45)


Benjamin F. Bako, Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Braendle, John, L/Tel - (NR45)


Brewer, James R., Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Bromley, W.A., SPO - (NR45)


Brown, George King, Lt - 15 May 1945 - (NR45)


Brown, William G., Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Bruce, Howard, OS - (NR45)


Calder, Albert, Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Campbell, Harold R., Sto 1 - (NR45)


Chalifoux, Roland, Sig - (NR45)


Cloutier, George, Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Colvin, Thomas G., L.Sto - (NR45)


Coreless, R.J., Coder - (NR45)


Coughlin, Kenneth, A/LS - (NR45)


Cox, Thomas W., Sig - (NR45)


Cumming, George T., Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Davidson, Donald, Tel - (NR45)


Dobson, William A., SPO - (NR45)


Dorrington, William, ERA3 - (NR45)


Dumond, Leonard A., OS - (NR45)


Fetinko, Pat C., L/Sto - (NR45)


Gelder, Burton, Sto. 1 - (NR45)

 

German, Donald R., L/Sto - (NR45)


Germann, Michael J., L/Sto - (NR45)

Gill, Roland, G. LS - (NR45)

 

Gooch, John A., L/SA - (NR45)


Green, Edmund, Sig - (NR45)


Greenham, Stuart, OS - (NR45)


Haggart, Hugh J., AB - (NR45)


Hall, Alfred J., LS - (NR45)


Herron, E.T., Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Holman, Harold, L/Sig - (NR45)


Hopper, Lowell K., AB - (NR45)

 

Hudson, William Herman, Slt, RCNVR - 17 May 1943


Hurst, Stanley Douglas, AB - (NR45)


Jensen, Paul H., C/Eng - (NR45)


Jenter, Oscar, AB - (NR45)

 

Johnston, Leonard Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1944


Jolliffe, Lewis F., ERA3 - (NR45)


Jones, B.R., SPO - (NR45)


Jones, Iolo, SPO - (NR45)


Koubek, Joseph J., SPO - (NR45)


Krupp, J., OS - (NR45)


Labelle, J. Guy, P/Stwd - (NR45)


Legare, Walter V., LS - (NR45)


Lowe, Charles, R., CK(S) - (NR45)


MacDonald, Francis W., SBA - (NR45)


MacLean, Joseph H., Tel - (NR45)


MacNeil, John Alexander, Lt - 16 Apr 1945 - (NR45)

 

MacRae, Douglas Kenneth, Lt, RCNVR - 07 May 1943

 

Martin, Ethelbert Cowley, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Feb 1943 / 26 Mar 43


Mason, Robert A., CPO/TC - (NR45)

McAuley, Alfred Joseph, Slt - (NR45)

 

McMillan, Murray Daniel, Slt - 02 Apr 1945 - (NR45)

 

McNiven, James Alexander, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944


Melanson, J.A., L/Sto - (NR45)

 

Morris, Elstan G., Tel - (NR45)

 

Morris, Glen, CK(S) - (NR45)

 

Naftel, Frederick Robb Knyvet, Lt, RCNVR, 06 May 1942 (Stand by) CO

 

Nickerson, Leland Malcolm Lt, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1943

 

Northgrave, Glen Allen, Lt, RCNVR - 19 Apr 1945


Pratt, Forsyth C., L/Stwd - (NR45)


Prouff, Joseph, AB - (NR45)


Reeves, H.E., AB - (NR45)


Roy, Albert C., AB - (NR45)


Ruzyski, Joseph, AB/LTO - (NR45)


Sanders, Philip A., ERA A/4c - (NR45)


Semple, R.T., L/Sto - (NR45)


Sherlock, Nathaniel, AB - (NR45)


Shewchuk, John, AB - (NR45)


Shoemperlen, Jack B., Sto. 1 - (NR45)


Smith, Arthur, Stwd - (NR45)


Strang, Norman A., Tel - (NR45)

 

Tait, John Watterson, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Apr 1943


Tereschuk, James E., AB - (NR45)


Walker, Richard A., A/L/Sto - (NR45)


Wicks, J.W., RA 5/c - (NR45)


Worrall, Frederick Lloyd, Slt - 19 Mar 1945 - (NR45)


Zaborski, Bronie, AB - (NR45)

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

 

HMCS Milltown J317 Nominal Roll for 21 Jul 1945

 

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