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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS PETERBOROUGH K342

Then Dominican Republic Vessel GERARDO JANSEN (1947)

HMCS Peterborough K342

 

Laid down: 14 Sep 1943

Launched: 15 Jan 1944

Commissioned: 01 Jun 1944

Paid off: 19 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1972

 

Commissioned at Kingston on 01 Jun 1944, she arrived at Halifax on 26 Jun 1944 and in Bermuda on 17 Jul 1944 to work up. Peterborough left Bermuda on 07 Aug 1944 for St. John's, where, in Sep 1944, she joined EG C-6 and sailed for her first convoy, HXF.308, on 18 Sep 1944. Continuously employed as a mid-ocean escort for the rest of her career, she left St. John's on 27 May 1945, to join convoy HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war. In mid-Jun 1945 she left Londonderry for home, where she was paid off on 19 Jul 1945 and laid up at Sorel. She was sold to the Dominican republic in 1947 and renamed Gerardo Jansen, serving until disposed of for scrap in 1972.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt John Buxton Raine, RCNR - 01 Jun 1944 - 19 Jul 1945

  

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Caw, John

1924-2009

Coghill, John Robert

____-2015

Served in Peterborough 1943 - 1945 as a telegraphist

 

 

 

G-H

Holder, Clinton E.

1922-2007

 

 

 

 

O-P

Oliver, James R.

____-____

 

 

 

 

S-T

Smith, Howard

1921-2013

Tivy, Philip Morgan

1925-2003

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Burns, Kenneth Harold, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1945

 

Chapman, Daniel Gifford, A/War (E), RCNVR - 25 Feb 1944 (Stand by) / 01 Jun 1944

 

Close, Norman Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 07 Jul 1944

 

Gander, Robert Billings, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 01 Jun 1944

Gartshore, William Clive, A/Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1944

 

Heintzman, William Douglas, A/Lt, RCNVR - 02 May 1944 (Stand by) / 01 Jun 1944

 

Lee, Joseph Parlange, Lt, RCNVR - 05 May 1945

McCauley, William Douglas, Slt, RCNVR - 17 Apr 1945

 

Ostler, William Leonard, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 01 Jun 1944

 

Raine, John Buxton, Lt, RCNR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by) CO / 01 Jun 1944

 

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