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HMCS PORT COLBORNE K326

HMCS Port Colborne K326 - Dec 1943

From the collection of Harold Colgan

Courtesy of Randall Colgan

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Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45,   English Channel  1944,   Normandy  1944,   Arctic  1944,   North Sea  1945

 

 

Laid down: 16 Dec 1942

Launched: 21 Apr 1943

Commissioned: 15 Nov 1943

Paid off: 07 Nov 1945

Fate: Broken up in 1947

 

Built at Esquimalt, BC, she was commissioned at Victoria on 15 Nov 1943. On 12 Dec 1943 Port Port Colborne arrived at Halifax; departing Halifax on 08 Feb 1944 for Bermuda to work up. Late in Apr 1944 she was assigned to EG 9 based out of Londonderry. On 27 Apr 1944 she departed Halifax for Londonderry via St. John's, NFLD. On 01 May 1944, Port Colborne sailed from St. John's to search for a sub reported off the Newfoundland coast. She was detached from the search on 03 May 1944 and  joined C-3, for her transit to Derry, as escort to HX 289, joining EG 9 or her arrival on 12 May 1944. She remained on patrol and escort duty in U.K. waters, including participation on D-Day, except for a round trip to North Russia in Dec 1944, with convoys JW.62 and RA.62. She left 'Derry for Halifax 21 Feb 1945, and on 24 Sep 1945 completed tropicalization refit at Liverpool, N.S. On 07 Nov 1945 she was paid off at Halifax and laid up in reserve in Bedford Basin, and in 1947 was broken up at Sydney.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Colin James Angus, RCNR - 15 Nov 1943 - 23 Apr 1945 

A/LCdr Maurice Faulkner Oliver, RCNR - 24 Apr 1945 - 07 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Andrews, Arthur

____-____

 

 

 

 

C-D

Calfat, Gregoire

1921-2009

Colgan, Harold

1921-1989

Colleridge, John

____-____

Corley, George

____-2006

Cowan, Herbert Thomas

1917-2011

Crossley, Sidney Ross

1920-2008

Crothers, William Gray

1916-2005

Curry, Walter

1918-2017

 

 

G-H

Godfrey, Howard

____-____

 

 

 

 

I-J

Jenks, Gordon McCully

1918-2007

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacDonald, Arthur A.

1926-2014

MacPhee, John Elmer

1925-2002

Maloney, Jack William

1915-2009

McCrimmon, William Henry

1924-2013

McLellan, Len

____-____

Morrow, Robert G.

1925-2017

Murray, Richard Charles

1925-2009

Murray, Sherwin Allan

____-2016

 

 

O-P

 Phillips, Elmer

1925-2010

 

 

 

 

S-T

Smith, Charles Maxwell

1918-2008

Served in Port Colborne as SA

 

 

 

 

U-V

Villemaire, J.P.

____-2004

 

 

 

 

W-X

Walmsley, Charles Westall

1925-2008

Wolfenden, John Elford

1905-1992

Served in Port Colborne as NavO

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Avery, Leslie Edward, Lt (S), RCNVR - 17 May 1945

 

Best, George Edward

 

Bronskill, Arnold Sutton, Slt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1945

 

Brown, Melvin Leroy

 

Bucholtz, Omar, Sto 1c

 

Butovsky, Sid

 

Carleton, Sy

 

Carpenter, Stan

 

Cooper, George

 

Cox, Pat, Cox'n

 

Dobie, Donald - 1944

 

Fraser, Jim

 

Gould, James Alan - 1944-1945

 

Graham, Bernard John

 

Graham, Berni (poss Edward) - 1944

Hughes, Maldwyn, AB - 1944

 

Johnson, ( Logie/Ludie) - 1943 

 

Johnston, Harold, Radar

 

Kalyn, George - 1944

 

Keeley, James Allen, A/Lt (E), RCNVR - 28 Mar 1945

 

Kent, Bob

 

Lemery, F.

 

MacDonald, Duncan Graham, Slt (E), RCNVR - 06 Apr 1944

 

MacRae, Duncan, AB - 1944

 

Marshall, W.D. (Mickey)

 

Massť, Edouard (Eddy)

 

McKay, Donald

 

Mores, George Peter, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1944

 

Nixon, John Leslie, Slt, RCNVR - 14 May 1945

Oliver, Maurice Faulkner, A/LCdr, RCNR - 03 Mar 1945

 

Osborn, John, Lt (E), RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944

 

Ovens, Doug

 

Pelletier, Ernest, PO - 1944

 

Philipp, Anton (Tony), Stoker

 

Puttee, Grant

 

Reilly, Desmond

 

Richardson, Willie

 

Roy, Jean, AB - 1944

 

Vose, Reg, Radar

 

Weber, Gerald Lloyd, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Mar 1945

 

Weir, (Bird Dog)

 

Woods, Arnold

 

Yendall, William George, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of Harold (Bud) Colgan

Personal photo gallery of James Alan Gould

Personal photo gallery of Robert G. Morrow

Ship's company photos for HMCS Port Colborne

 

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