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HMCS MIRAMICHI J169

HMCS Miramichi J169

 

Laid down: 03 Nov 1940

Launched: 02 Sep 1941

Commissioned: 26 Nov 1941

Paid off: 24 Oct 1945

Fate: Sold in 1946. Final disposition unknown.

 

Commissioned at Vancouver on 26 No 1941, Miramichi spent her entire service career on the west coast, alternating between Esquimalt Force and Prince Rupert Force. In the summer and fall of 1943, while serving with Esquimalt Force, she was used occasionally for training purposes. She was paid off at Esquimalt on 24 Oct 1945, and is thought to have been broken up at Vancouver in 1949, having been purchased in 1946 by the Union Steamship Co. for conversion that was never proceeded with.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt W.G. Johnstone, RCNR - 26 Nov 1941 - 26 Oct 1942

Lt G.H. Matheson, RCNR - 27 Oct 1942 - 23 Jan 1944

Lt Ronald John Williams, RCNVR - 24 Jan 1944 - 21 Jun 1945

Skpr/Lt Walter Raymond Chester, RCNR - 22 Jun 1945 - 24 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

MAKARSKY, Lee William

L/Writer, V44967, RCNVR

died - 02 Sep 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Anderson, Alexander C.

1923-2010

Arthur, Robert Harold

1925-2013

Served in Miramichi as a Torpedoman

 

 

 

C-D

Carnes, William George

1920-2016

Carson, Rodney William Gerald

1926-2015

Served in Miramichi 06 Jan 1945 - 10 Jun 1945

 

 

 

E-F

Erickson, Walton Earl

1920-2012

 

 

 

 

G-H

Hawthorne, Charles

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M-N

MacLachlan, Peter

1923-2003

Michols, L. Murray

1923-2013

Neilson, Walter Edwin

1915-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Smith, Robert Louis

1918-2008

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Ayre, Anthony, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1943

 

Boorman, William I., RCNVR - 1941-1942

 

Campbell, Robert Douglas, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Jun 1944

 

Dempster, Wilfred John A/Lt, RCNVR - 18 May 1945

 

Diebel, John Keith, Lt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Gale, Robert Read, Lt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1943

Johnston, William Arnold, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Apr 1943

 

Levevre, Fernand, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Apr 1942

 

Pederson, Kay Ragmar Lystrup, Skpr, RCNR - 31 May 1943

 

Roseboom, Edward Henry, A/War (E), RCNR - 18 Feb 1944

Story, John Herbert, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Jun 1945

 

Turner, John Hyde, Lt, RCNVR - 04 Apr 1944

 

William, Evan, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 16 Feb 1945

 

Wills, Kenneth Archibald, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1943

 

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Charles Hawthorne

Personal photo gallery of Rodney W.G. Carson

 

 

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