For Posterity's Sake
Canadian Navy Historical Project
OWEN SOUND K340
Greek Merchant Vessel Cadio (1945)
HMCS Owen Sound K340
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Laid down: 11
Paid off: 19
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.
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
Stoker 1c, V/46538,
- 25 Aug 1944
Stoker Ernest Albert Leyland?
(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.
Cardell, Thomas Edward, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - Jan 1945
Cardin, Joseph Louis Lucien, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Feb 1944
Daly, Erwin Gerrard, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1945
Jamieson, Donald Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Mar
Kernohan, Eric, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945
Laren, Gary E.
Manzer, James Avens, A/War (E), RCNVR - 24 Feb 1945
Murray, William J.R.
Noonan, Patrick A.
Snarr, Art F.
Williams, Gordon Llewellyn, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945
of Survivors - U-845