River Class Frigate





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.



Photos and Documents          A Sailor and the Christmas Tree



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




Former Crew Members


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


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


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


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

Hutchison, William Glen, Radar - 1944-45


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


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


Olsen, Kaare, SLt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945



Photos and Documents



John Hanlon holding a newspaper saying "Germany Quits" 2 days after Germany surrendered


Source: The Westman Journal



From the collection of Sid Dobing

Courtesy of Brian Dobing


Note: She must be fresh from the builders as she does not have any armament in this photo.

HMCS MAHONE J159 outboard of HMCS ROYALMOUNT K677, St. John's, Newfoundland - date unknown


From the collection of Robert David Masters

Courtesy of Cathy Masters

(left to right) - HMCS ROYALMOUNT K677, unknown corvette, HMCS MAHONE J159, unknown tug at St. John's, Newfoundland - date unknown


From the collection of Robert David Masters

Courtesy of Cathy Masters