For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS MONTREAL K319

HMCS Montreal K319

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 

Launched: 12 Jun 1943

Commissioned: 11 Dec 1943

Paid off: 15 Oct 1945

Fate: Broken up 1947

 

Launched at Montreal on 12 Jun 1943, she was commissioned there 12 Nov 1943. She arrived at Halifax on 29 Nov 1943, worked up locally and on 25 Feb 1944 left St. John's for Londonderry to join EG C-4. She was employed continuously on convoy duty until late Sep 1944, when she joined EG 26, then forming at 'Derry. On 17 Dec 1944, she rescued survivors of U 1209, wrecked on Wolf Rock southwest of Land's End. Montreal remained in U.K. waters, and for short periods early in 1945 was based at Portsmouth and at Plymouth. She left 'Derry for the last time on 12 Mar 1945 as escort to convoy ON.290. Arriving at Shelburne, N.S., On 31 Mar 1945, she completed tropicalization refit there at the end of Aug 1945 then performed odd jobs out of Halifax until paid off 15 Oct 1945 to reserve in Bedford Basin. Sold in 1947, she was broken up at Sydney.

 

Photos and Documents     Ship's company photos

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Ronald James Herman, OBE, RCNR - 12 Nov 1943 - 04 Jul 1944

LCdr Stanley Warren Howell, RCNR - 05 Jul 1944 - 26 Nov 1944

A/LCdr Claude Lane Campbell, RCNVR - 27 Nov 1944 - 26 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

MAHER, Edward

OS, V23651, RCNVR

died - 07 Feb 1942 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Brodie John Casimer

1914-1988

 

 

 

 

C-D

Couse, John Alpine Scott

1920-2019

Cowal, Martin

____-1999

Served in Montreal 12-25 Oct 1943 (prior to commissioning)

 

 

 

G-H

Grabowicki, Frank

____-2008

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jeffery, Stanley Edgar

____-1973

Served in Montreal 25 Feb 1944 - 21 Sep 1944 as an SBA, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

K-L

Killop, John Alexander

1924-2007

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacLeod, Louis

1918-2011

Mitchell, John

1923-2005

Muir, John Stobie

1922-2008

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Drope, John Ross Gooderham, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1945

 

Finch-Noyes, Edward (Ted) William, LCdr - 19 Apr 1944

Goodchild, John Wesley Ferguson, Lt (S), RCNVR - 05 Jul 1945

 

Irwin, Patrick Hamilton, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1945

Jeffrey, Stanley, SBA - 25 Feb 1944 - 21 Sep 1944

 

Lloyd, John McFarlane, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Apr 1945

 

McAlister, John Scotland, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Montreal K319

Photo taken from HMCS Wentworth K331

From the collection of Gerald Jenson

Courtesy of James Jenson

 

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