For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS PENETANG K676 / 316

Then HNoMS DRAUG (1956)

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Penetang K676

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 22 Sep 1943

Launched: 06 Jul 1944

Commissioned: 19 Oct 1944

Paid off: 10 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 01 Jun 1954

Paid off: 02 Sep 1955

Loaned/Transferred to Norwegian Navy: 10 Mar 1956

Commissioned: 10 Mar 1956

Paid off: 1966

Fate: Broken up after 1966

 

Laid down as HMCS Rouyn, she was renamed prior to being commissioned. She was commissioned on 19 Oct 1944, at Quebec City. She left on 06 Nov 1944 for Halifax and in Dec 1944 proceeded to Bermuda to work up. Returning northward in Jan 1945, Penetang joined convoy HX.331 at New York as local escort. She was allocated in February to EG C-9, and made the crossing to the group's Londonderry base as an escort to SC.168. She spent the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort, returning to Canada in Jun 1945, to be employed as a troop carrier between St. John's and Quebec City. One of the few frigates not taken in hand for tropicalization, she was paid off on 10 Nov 1945 and laid up at Shelburne. She was sold in Dec 1945 to Marine Industries Ltd., but later re-acquired and converted to a Prestonian class ocean escort, re-commissioned on 01 Jun 1954. Again paid off on 02 Sep 1955, she was lent to the Norwegian navy on 10 Mar 1956 and re-named Draug. Transferred outright three years later, she served until 1966 and was then broken up at Oslo, Norway

 

Commanding Officers

A/LCdr A.R. Hicks, RCNVR - 19 Oct 1944 - 22 Aug 1945

Lt E.M. Lutes, RCNVR - 23 Aug 1945 - 10 Nov 1945

Cdr Breen Philip Young, MBE, RCN - 01 Jun 1954 - 04 Nov 1954

Cdr V. Browne, RCN - 05 Nov 1954 - 13 Dec 1954

LCdr J.M. Paul, RCN - 14 Dec 1954 - 02 Sep 1955

LCdr Arthur Hatheway McDonald, RCN - 05 Jan 1956 - 25 Jan 1956

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bobowski, Frank

1924-2009

Bruce, William Ernest

____-2007

 

 

 

C-D

Curry, Victor S.

1919-1996

Dick, Sidney Alexander

____-____

Drafted to Penetang on 03 Jul 1944 at Lt (E), RCNVR (Standby)

 

 

 

E-F

Figuary, Gerald Robye

1932-2010

 

 

 

 

G-H

Glover, James Arthur Garwood

1932-2013

Commissioning Crew

2nd Commissioning

Hunter, James Campbell

1922-2008

 

 

 

M-N

MacIntyre, Norman Elwell

____-2015

Macklem, Robert

____-2014

McGuire, Allan J.

____-2005

Nordlund, Hough Arnold

1922-2016

 

O-P

Paul, Joseph Morrison

____-2004

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Rhymes, Reginald Heber

1926-2006

Served in Penetang 09 Jan 1956 - 24 Jan 1956 as a P2TD3, RCN

 

 

 

 

S-T

Turner, Bruce Archie

1919-2013

 

 

 

 

Y-Z

Young, Breen Philip

1912-1956

3rd Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Dick, William Arthur, Slt (E), RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944 (stand by)

 

Hansen, Svend

Hoey, William Arthur Nelson, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945

 

Lowe, Stanley Cathcard, Lt (E), RCNVR - 13 May 1945

Moriarty, Joseph Edmund, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jan 1945

 

Stapley, Reginald George, Lt, RCNVR - 07 Apr 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Reginald Heber (Smokey) Rhymes

Personal photo gallery of Robert Macklem

Ship's company photos for HMCS Penetang

 

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