HMCS OUTREMONT K322 / 310

 

River Class / Prestonian Class Frigate

 


 

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Outremont K322

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944,   Normandy  1944

 

 

Laid down: 18 Nov 1942

Launched: 03 Jul 1943

Commissioned: 27 Nov 1943

Paid off: 05 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 02 Sep 1955

Paid off: 07 Jun 1965

Fate: Broken up in 1966

 

Built at Quebec City, she was commissioned there on 27 Nov 1943. Outremont arrived at Halifax on 13 Dec 1943 and carried out working-up exercises in St. Margaret's Bay. She left St. John's on 17 Feb 1944, to join EG 6, Londonderry, and served mainly on escort and patrol duties in U.K. waters. On 28 Apr 1944, Outremont, in company with Waskesiu K330, Grou K518 and Cape Breton K350 departed Kola Inlet with Convoy RA.59; arriving at Loch Ewe on 06 May 1944. Outremont was present off Normandy on D-Day. She left the U.K. on 30 Nov 1944 for tropicalization refit at Sydney, which kept her idle until 20 Aug 1945, only to be paid off on 05 Nov 1945 and sold to Marine Industries Ltd. Later re-acquired by the RCN and converted to a Prestonian class ocean escort, she was re-commissioned 02 Sep 1955, and served in a training role until finally paid off 07 Jun 1965, and arrived at La Spezia on 11 Apr 1966 for breaking up.

 


 

Photos and Documents          Ship's company photo

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

A/LCdr Harry Freeland, RCNR - 27 Nov 1943 - 11 Aug 1944

LCdr F.O. Gerity, RCNR - 12 Aug 1944 - 05 Nov 1945

LCdr J.M. Paul, RCN - 02 Sep 1955 - 07 May 1956

LCdr Peter Godwin Chance, RCN - 08 May 1956 - 25 Apr 1957

LCdr Marcus Ormond Jones, RCN - 26 Apr 1957 - 08 Oct 1958

LCdr C.J. Benoit, RCN - 09 Oct 1958 - 12 Apr 1960

LCdr Stanley Mackenzie King, RCN - 13 Apr 1960 - 07 Mar 1961

LCdr James Andrew Fulton, RCN - 08 Mar 1961 - 02 Sep 1962

LCdr J.R.H. Ley, RCN - 03 Sep 1962 - 20 Jun 1964

LCdr Richard Lockwood Donaldson, RCN - 21 Jun 1964 - 07 Jun 1965

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Bakody, David

 

Cumming, John William, Lt (E), RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Diamond, Ralph

 

Dingwall, John Ronald

 

Donavan, OS, Steward

 

Gilbert, Bruce - 1962-1965

 

Golden, Ken - 1957-1959 

 

Granier, JP

 

Jonkus, Joe, Stoker

 

Lawrie, Andrew Hampton, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945

 

MacMillan, Angus Alexander, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 07 Feb 1944

Meredith, Lloyd Alexander, SLt, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1945

 

Morris, Clifford Russell, SLt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1945

 

Mullett, Peter J. - WW 2

 

Power, George

 

Quin, "Big Moe", ET

 

Robinson, Robert Blain, SLt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945

 

Ryan, Ed, Stoker

 

Storey, CERA

 

Towes, Gary

 

Walker, David R., Sto 1c, RCNVR 

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS Outremont K322

HMCS Outremont K322 cloth jacket patch

HMCS Outremont 310

From the photo collection of Lt VS Curry, CD, RCN (Ret'd)

Courtesy of Gerry Curry

Ken Golden, Chief Stoker, HMCS Outremont

Ken served on HMCS Outremont from 1957-1959

Courtesy of Michael Golden

4X6 Silk Souvenir of HMCS Outremont

Courtesy of Leo Renaud

HMCS Outremont 310

 

HMCS Outremont was used from 1955 to 1965 as a training ship which included training for Naval Reserve Units and Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Units. Most members of HMCS Cabot and RCSCC Terra Nova received training on this ship.

 

Courtesy of Bud Rose

 

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