For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


Then Greek Merchant Vessel Cadio (1945)

HMCS Owen Sound K340

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Laid down: 11 Nov 1942

Launched: 15 Jun 1943

Commissioned: 17 Nov 1943

Paid off: 19 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold to commercial interests, she last appeared in Lloyd's Registers in 1967-68. Final disposition unknown.


Built at Collingwood, Ont., she was commissioned there on 17 Nov 1943. Owen Sound arrived at Halifax on 13 Dec 1944, and in Feb 1944 was assigned to EG 9, Londonderry. On 10 Mar 1944, while acting as escort to convoy SC.157, she assisted HMCS St. Laurent and HMS Forester in the destruction of U 845. In May 1944 she transferred to EG C-2 at Londonderry and, in Oct 1944, to newly formed C-7. She left 'Derry 06 Feb 1945 for her last westward trip, as escort on On.283 and, on arrival at Halifax, commenced refit. On completion of the refit in mid-May 1945 she sailed for Bermuda for three weeks' working up and on her return was paid off on 19 Jul 1945 and placed in reserve at Sorel. Later that year she was sold to the United Ship Corp. of New York, to become the Greek-flag merchant ship Cadio, last appearing in Lloyd's list for 1967-68.


Commanding Officers

A/LCdr John Manuel Watson, RCNR - 17 Nov 1943 - 13 Apr 1945

Lt Frederick Henry Pinfold, RCNVR - 14 Apr 1945 - 19 Jul 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     


- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

LEYLAND, Ernest Albert

Stoker 1c, V/46538, RCNVR

died - 25 Aug 1944   


Remembering Stoker Ernest Albert Leyland?


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Bridle, Charles







Dunbar, Daniel L.


Served in Owen Sound 14 Dec 1943 - 16 Jul 1945 as an OS and AB, RCNVR






Finch, Alan G.







Peterson, Ralph







Tomlinson, James Little







Yule, George Bruce







U-Boats Sunk

U-845 (Korvkpt Werner Weber) a type IXC-40 U-boat, sunk on 10 Mar 1944 by HMCS St. Laurent H83, HMCS Owen Sound K340, HMCS Swansea K328 and HMS Forester in the North Atlantic at position 48-20N 20-33W. Of her crew of 56 there were 45 survivors.


Former Crew Members

Banfield, Roy S.

Belyea, Dick

Briscoe, Ron

Cardell, Thomas Edward, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - Jan 1945

Cardin, Joseph Louis Lucien, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Feb 1944

Chabot, Paul

Clark, Dick

Daly, Erwin Gerrard, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945

Devenish, Charles

Doucet, Charles

Haig, Norman

Jamieson, Donald Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Mar 1945

Kernohan, Eric, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

Laren, Gary E.

Lawrence, Gordon

Manzer, James Avens, A/War (E), RCNVR - 24 Feb 1945

McClintoch, Robert

McGlashan, J.

McIntosh, Robert

Murray, William J.R.

Nash, Jack

Noonan, Patrick A.

O'Hara, Larry

Orr, David

Plant, Frank

Salt, Don

Shakeshaft, Harry

Snarr, Art F.

Thompson, M.W.

Williams, Gordon Llewellyn, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

Work, Claney


Photos and Documents



Interrogation of Survivors - U-845