For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS OUTARDE J161

Then Merchant Vessel PING HSIN (1946)

HMCS Outarde J161

 

Laid down: 15 Oct 1940

Launched: 27 Jan 1941

Commissioned: 04 Dec 1941

Paid off: 24 Nov 1945

Fate: Sold in 1945 for commercial use. Final disposition unknown

 

Named for Outarde Bay, Que., she was commissioned at Vancouver on 04 Dec 1941. Outarde spent her whole career on the west coast, alternately serving with the Prince Rupert and Esquimalt Forces. She was paid off 24 Nov 1945, at Esquimalt, sold in 1946 for conversion to a merchant ship, and re-named Ping Hsin by her Shanghai owners. She vanished from Lloyd's Register after 1950.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Henry McEke Kennedy, RCNR - 04 Dec 1941 - 25 Feb 1942

Lt Aubrey Alvin Randle Dykes, RCNR - 26 Feb 1942 - 09 Mar 1942

Lt H.M. Kennedy, RCNR - 10 Mar 1942 - 18 May 1942

Lt Ronald Jackson, RCNVR - 19 May 1942 - 05 Feb 1943

A/LCdr James Alastair Macdonnell, RCNR - 06 Feb 1943 - unk

A/LCdr Harold Heap Rankin, RCNR - 06 Jun 1943 - unk

Lt H.B. Tindale, RCNVR - 24 Feb 1944 - 09 Mar 1944

Lt Alexander Charles Jones, RCNR - 10 Mar 1944 - 23 Aug 1944

Lt Harry Bush Tindale, RCNVR - 24 Aug 1944 - 24 Aug 1945

Lt J.P. Kieran, RCNR - 25 Aug 1945 - 04 Oct 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bernays, Max Lepold

1910-1974

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, Alexander Charles

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Drafted to Outarde on 05 Mar 1944 as Lt, RCNR

 

 

 

 

M-N

McCoy, Mirrild E.

____-2000

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bowes, Albar Robert, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Jun 1944

 

Diebel, John Keith, Lt (E), RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945

 

Dosie, John Charles, Lt (E), RCNR - 06 Jun 1943

 

Draeseke, Gordon Ladner, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1943

 

Flynn, James Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 03 Apr 1943

Hardy, John, Slt, RCNVR - 29 Apr 1942

 

Heater, Allan Randolph, Skpr, RCNR - 27 Jan 1942

 

Lawson, Donald James, Lt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1943

 

Leighton, Richard John Robert, A/Lt, RCNVR - 20 Jul 1944

 

Lemon, Wilford Augustus, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Jul 1942

MacDonald, Edmund Luther, Lt, RCNVR - 03 Feb 1944

 

McCuaig, Walter Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Apr 1943

 

Norman, Morley Warner, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Jul 1944

 

Zaharuk, Wesley, Slt, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1943

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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