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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Royalmount K677


Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45



Laid down: 07 Jan 1944

Renamed: 05 Apr 1944

Launched: 15 Apr 1944

Commissioned: 25 Aug 1944

Paid off: 17 Nov 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap in 1947.  Final disposition unknown


Laid down as HMCS Alwington K677 at Canadian Vickers Ltd., Montreal, she was named after a historic house in Kingston, Ont. In Apr 1944 she was renamed HMCS Royalmount K677, to commemorate Mount Royal, PQ. Royalmount was commissioned at Montreal on 25 Aug 1944, arrived at Halifax on 08 Sep 1944 and carried out working-up exercises in Bermuda later that month. She arrived at St. John's on 15 Nov 1944 to join EG C-1, and spent the remainder of the war with the group as a mid-ocean. She left Liverpool 21 Apr 1945 and escorted convoy ONS.48 on her homeward passage to refit, from 26 May to 05 Oct 1845, at Sydney. She was paid off at Halifax on 17 Nov 1945, and placed in reserve in Bedford Basin until 1947, when a New York buyer purchased her for scrap.


Commanding Officers

LCdr James Sinclair (Foghorn) Davis, RCNVR - 25 Aug 1944 - 10 May 1945

Lt John Hugh Dunne, RCNVR - 11 May 1945 - 08 Aug 1945

LCdr J.S. Davis, RCNVR - 09 Aug 1945 - 17 Nov 1945


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


 Bondy, Harry Donald







Clarke, James Murdoch


Dalgleish, William


Devey, Ronald Joseph





Hanlon, John


Hobbs, John Edward






Spencer, James Ernest


Spencer, Leonard






Wareham, Earle A.







Former Crew Members

Barrett, Harry Bemister, Slt, RCNVR - 14 May 1945


Beedell, John William, Lt (E), RCNR - 15 Jun 1944 (Stand by)


Davis, James Sinclair (Foghorn), LCdr, RCNVR - 17 Jul 1944 (Stand by), CO

Dunne, John Hugh, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Mar 1945


Kilgour, Douglas Urquhart, Slt, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944


Norton, Arthur Harold, Lt(E), RCNVR - 01 Apr 1945

Olsen, Kaare, Slt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945


Whittall, David Haskell, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Apr 1945



Photos and Documents





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