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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS NEW GLASGOW K320 / 315

HMCS New Glasgow K320

From the collection of ERA Edwin Hayes

Courtesy of Brian Hayes

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BE WORTHY

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 02 Dec 1942

Launched: 05 May 1943

Commissioned: 22 Dec 1943

Paid off: 05 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 30 Jan 1954

Paid off: 30 Jan 1967

Fate: Broken up in 1967

 

Commissioned on 23 Dec 1943, Yarrows Ltd., at Esquimalt, New Glasgow arrived at Halifax on 17 Feb 1944, and then proceeded to Bermuda to work up. On her return late in Apr 1944 she joined EG C-1. She left St. John's with her first convoy, HXS.291, on 15 May 1944, and for the next five months was steadily employed on convoy duty. Late in Sep 1944 she was allocated to EG 26, then forming at Londonderry, and for the remainder oft he European war served in U.K. waters, based for short periods at Portsmouth and at Plymouth early in 1945. On 21 Mar 1945, she rammed the fatally damaged U 1003 off Lough Foyle, and was herself laid up for repairs at Rosyth until 05 Jun 1945. She then proceeded via Londonderry to Halifax and thence to Shelburne, where she was paid off to reserve on 05 Nov 1945. Rebuilt in the long interval as a Prestonian class ocean escort, she was re-commissioned on 30 Jan 1954, and served in a training capacity until 30 Jan 1967, when she was paid off at Esquimalt. She was broken up in Japan that year.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr George Stanley Hall, RCNR - 23 Dec 1943 - 23 Jul 1944

LCdr Thomas MacDuff, RCNR - 24 Jul 1944 - 29 Aug 1944

LCdr Ross Malcolm Hanbury, RCNVR - 30 Aug 1944 - 28 Mar 1945

A/LCdr Eric Theodore Pate Wennberg, RCNVR - 29 Mar 1945 - 31 Jul 1945

Lt H.M. Palmer, RCNVR - 01 Aug 1945 - 01 Nov 1945

A/LCdr John Crispo Leckie Annesley - 1946

Cdr Georges Albert LaRue, RCN - 30 Jan 1954 - 27 Mar 1955

LCdr Benjamin Charles Hamilton, RCN - 28 Mar 1955 - 22 May 1956

LCdr John William Brooks Buckingham, RCN - 23 May 1956 - 15 Nov 1957

LCdr Aubrey Ravening Pickels, RCN - 05 May 1958 - 06 Jan 1960

LCdr Ian Alexander Macpherson, RCN - 07 Jan 1960 - 13 Aug 1961

LCdr J.G. Mills, RCN - 14 Aug 1961 - 03 Mar 1963

LCdr John Summer Hertzberg, RCN - 04 Mar 1963 - 21 Apr 1964

LCdr Orfeur John Alan Cavenagh, RCN - 22 Apr 1964 - 03 Aug 1965

LCdr J.I.B. Donald, RCN - 04 Aug 1965 - 24 Oct 1965

Lt S.W. Riddell, RCN - 25 Oct 1964 - 09 Dec 1965

LCdr William Ronald Vallevand, RCN - 10 Dec 1965 - 16 Jan 1966

LCdr Pierre Edouard Gerard Simard, RCN - 17 Jan 1966 - 01 May 1966

LCdr William Ronald Vallevand, RCN - 02 May 1966 - 08 May 1966

LCdr Thomas Arthur Irvine, RCN - 09 May 1966 - 11 Sep 1966

LCdr Pierre Edouard Gerard Simard, RCN - 12 Sep 1966 - 30 Jan 1967 (OIC)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Addison, Herbert Thomas

1928-2002

Annesley, John Crispo Leckie

1917-1964

6th Commanding Officer

Bartram, Vincent James

1919-2005

Bernard, Pierre

1918-2015

Berryman, Bryan John

____-2014

Blake, William George

1925-2004

Bradford, Sydney Howard

1929-2016

Bridle, Charles

1923-1999

 

 

C-D

Callaghan, Brian

1934-2013

Carver, Robert James

1935-2015

Cavenagh, Orfeur John Alan

1925-2015

14th Commanding Officer

Cooke, Philip Chesshire Hamel

1919-2011

Crawford, Galered Glenwood

1940-2009

Dixon, Robert S.

____-2008

Served in New Glasgow during WW2

Duncan, Charles Miller

1935-2016

 

 

 

E-F

Edge, William Arthur

1921-2011

Farquharson, Kenneth Lionel

1924-2010

Foster, Kenneth Sinclair

1934-2010

Fowlie, William D.

1937-2016

Freisen, Harvey

1934-2007

G-H

Garneau, Gerald Clifford

1939-2013

Hamilton, Benjamin Charles

____-2010

8th Commanding Officer

Hamilton, James Alexander

1923-2012

Hayes, Edwin, ERA

____-____

Hughes, William Andrew

1927-2013

Served in New Glasgow in 1954

I-J

Irvine, Thomas Arthur

1924-2008

20th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacPherson, Ian Alexander

____-2009

11th Commanding Officer

Michalko, Orest Paul Ray

1925-1995

Served in New Glasgow 30 May 1955 - 20 Jun 1957 as PO1 Naval Storesman

Moir, Harvey R.

1928-2014

Munday, Robert William

1938-2009

 

O-P

Parsons, Harvey

1936-2016

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Joseph

____-____

Rombough, Wallace Ormand

1926-2006

Served in New Glasgow 01 Mar 195 - 14 Nov 1957 as a P2ER3, P1ER3 AND P1ER4

 

 

 

S-T

Schwartz, Conrad

1920-2016

Sears, George Elms

1931-2015

Simard, Pierre Edouard Girard

____-1999

18th Commanding Officer

Stegen, James William

1933-2017

Served in New Glasgow in 1954

Thomson, Alexander

1922-2013

Turnbull, David Thomas

1930-2016

 

 

 

 

W-X

Watt, George T.

1931-2015

Webster, Ronald D.

1926-2016

Wennburg, Edgar Theodore Pate

1911-2002

Williams, Leslie A.

1929-2000

Served in New Glasgow during WW2

Woodruff, David S.

1934-2016

 

U-Boats Sunk

U-1003 (Oblt Werner Struebing) a type VIIC/41 U-boat, sunk on 20 Mar 1945 by HMCS New Glasgow K320 (by ramming) in position 55-25 N, 06-53 W.  EG 26 sailed from Londonderry enroute to Loch Alsh for training. After the group passed the Foyle buoy it, formed up, a mile apart & zigzagging independently, making about fourteen knots with CAT gear streamed. A periscope & schnorkel were visible on New Glasgow's port bow, action station were sounded & a shallow depth-charge pattern was ordered however, it was too late. The U-boat struck New Glasgow just below the bridge. Subsequent searches by EG 26; C-4 & EG 25 failed to reveal U-1003. Just before dawn on 22 Mar U-1003 surfaced & after forcing open the conning tower hatch, the following damage was noted, the bridge was wrecked, railing & fairing were smashed in, periscope & schnorkel were buckled, radar & search receivers were torn away, & one of the 20-mm anti-aircraft guns were dismounted. Another radar search receiver was mounted on the bridge, & after about a half an hour of ventilating, battery charging, & pumping out water, radar contact forced U-1003 to bottom in 260 feet of water. The dive revealed the conning tower hatch was no longer watertight. U-1003 then lay on the bottom for twenty hours, surfaced & scuttled with the crew taking to life rafts. About 6hrs after she scuttled HMCS Thetford Mines K459 while enroute to Londonderry for repairs, spotted a cluster of yellow life rafts 16 miles northwest of Innistrahull. They contained 33 survivors of the original crew of 49. Two crewmen died enroute to Londonderry & the remaining 31 were landed in Northern Ireland. HMCS New Glasgow was awarded the sinking of U-1003 at 55-25N, 06-53W. (Source: RCN News Magazine)

 

Former Crew Members

Brower-Berkhoven, Isaac - Served in New Glasgow 315

 

Hughes, Cyril

 

Humphries, William George, Wt (E), RCNR - 07 Jul 1943 (Stand by)

 

Paries, Emil T., ABRP

Paquette, Joseph Leonard

 

Patterson, Shirley Gordon, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Feb 1944

Saunders, Edwin Heath, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1944

 

Walsh, Thomas Richard, Lt (E), RCNVR

 

Wylde, Edmund Wynter, Surg Lt, RCNVR - 27 Jul 1944

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Joseph Roberts

Personal photo gallery of Orest Michalko

Ship's company photos for HMCS New Glasgow

 

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