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HMCS OWEN SOUND K340

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

A-B

Bridle, Charles

1923-1999

 

 

 

 

C-D

Dunbar, Dan

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O-P

Peterson, Ralph

1924-1957

 

 

 

 

S-T

Tomlinson, James Little

1925-2013

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Yule, George Bruce

1924-2011

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Kernohan, Eric, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

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

 

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

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Interrogation of Survivors - U-845

 

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