HMCS PRINCE RUPERT K324
River Class Frigate
Commissioned at Esquimalt on 30 Aug 1943, she arrived at Halifax 21 Oct 1943, worked up at Pictou and, in Jan 1944, joined EG C-3 as Senior Officer's ship. Prince Rupert left St. John's on 03 Jan 1944 to join her maiden convoy, SC.150, and was thereafter continuously employed as an ocean escort until late that year. On 13 Mar 1944, with U.S. naval units and U.S. and British aircraft, she assisted in sinking U 575 in the North Atlantic. In Nov 1944, she began a refit at Liverpool, N.S., and on its completion in Mar 1945, joined EG 27, Halifax. In Jun 1945 Prince Rupert sailed for Esquimalt, where she was paid off 15 Jan 1946. She was sold in 1947, and her hull expended as a breakwater at Royston, B.C., the following year.
U-Boats Sunk: U-575 (Oblt Wolfgang Bohemer) a type VIIC U-boat, sunk on 13 Mar 1944 by VC-95 Trom Bogue (CVE-9); Br. SQNs 172 & 206, USS Haverfield (DE-393), USS Hobson (DD-464), HMCS Prince Rupert K324 & Br. SQN 220 North of the Azores in position 46-18 N, 27-34 W. Of her crew of 55 there were 37 survivors.
RCN Memories: Wartime Memories of George (Red) MacNair
LCdr Robert William Draney, DSC, RCNR - 30 Aug 1943 - 27 Aug 1945
LCdr John Crispo Leckie Annesley, RCN - 24 Sep 1945 - 15 Jan 1946
In memory of those who have crossed the bar
They shall not be forgotten
Former Crew Members
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