For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS SASKATOON K158

Then Whaler TRA LOS MONTES (1948)

Then Olympic Fighter (1950)

The Otori Maru No. 6 (1956)

Then Kyo Maru No. 20 (1961)

HMCS Saskatoon K158

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Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-45

 

 

Laid down: 09 Aug 1940

Launched: 07 Nov 1940

Commissioned: 09 Jun 1941

Paid off: 25 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold to commercial interests and converted to a whale catcher, her final disposition is unknown.

 

Commissioned at Montreal on 09 Jun 1941, Saskatoon arrived at Halifax on 22 Jun 1941. She joined Halifax Force after working up and in Aug 1941 made a trip to the Bahamas, returning at the end of Sept 1941. She remained on local escort duty until Mar 1942, then joined WLEF on its formation. She served with this force on the "triangle run" until the end of the war, becoming a member of EG W-8 when it was established in Jun 1943, and transferring to W-6 in Apr 1944. During her career she had two major refits: at Halifax from 11 Aug to 17 Nov 1942; and at Pictou from mid-Dec 1943 to 01 Apr 1944. Following the latter, which included fo'c's'le extension, she worked up for three weeks at Pictou and another three in Bermuda. She was paid off on 25 Jun 1945, at Sorel and soon afterward sold for conversion to a whale-catcher. Renamed Tra los Montes, she served as a whaler from 1948. Renamed Olympic Fighter (1950), Otori Maru No. 6 (1956), and Kyo Maru No. 20 (1961). Last in Lloyd's Register for 1978-79.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt Joseph Stewart Scott, RCNR - 09 Jun 1941 - 15 Jan 1942

Lt James Philip Fraser, RCNR - 16 Jan 1942 - 04 Feb 1942

LCdr Clarence Aubrey King, DSC, RCNR - 05 Feb 1942 - 14 Feb 1942

Lt Joseph Stewart Scott, RCNR - 12 May 1942 - 20 Apr 1942

Lt Howard Geoffrey Dupont, RCNR - 21 Apr 1942 - 11 May 1942

Lt Joseph Stewart Scott, RCNR - 12 May 1942 - 09 Jul 1943

LCdr Thomas MacDuff, RCNR - 10 Jul 1943 - 14 Jan 1944

A/LCdr Richard Sugden Williams, RCNVR - 15 Mar 1944 - 29 May 1945

Lt Hugh Russell Knight, RCNR - 30 May 1945 - 25 Jun 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

OLIVER, Robert

ERA, V/30100, RCNVR

killed - 26 Feb 1943 

WHEELER, Thomas Knowles

Sto 2c, V/22867, RCNVR

died - 23 Mar 1944   

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Aylwin, William Rodney

1908-1950

 

 

 

 

C-D

Corkum, Carmon Murray

1918-1998

Cottrell, Raymond Bruce

____-2006

Dolan, Owen Charles

1921-2013

Doner, Stanley Guy

1926-2013

Served in Saskatoon in 1944-1945

 

G-H

Greenway, Grant

____-____

Harper, Donald Llewellyn

____-2009

Served in Saskatoon in 1945

 

 

 

I-J

Jones-Francis, James

1914-2001

Drafted to Saskatoon on 09 Jun 1941 as Slt, RCNVR

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kofsky, Jack

____-____

Served in Saskatoon in 1945

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Roberts, Leslie

1918-2011

 

 

 

 

S-T

Siddons, John

____-2006

 

 

 

 

W-X

Warner, Francis Edward

1918-2015

Williams, Richard Sugden

1923-1990

8th Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

 

(SC2) = Ships Company Photo - Halifax, May 1945

Allain, R., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Allen, Boyd Wellington, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 10 Jun 1941

 

Allen, E., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Allison, W., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Armour, J., L/Tel - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Armstrong, R., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Aston, A., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Bates, James Ferguson, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1944 / Lt - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Bernard, A., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Black J., W/Eng - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Blatchford, LS - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Bolin, D., Cdr - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Boyle, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Brooks, S., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Burchall, Maurice Percival George, A/Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1944

 

Burgess, R., Sig  - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Carson, W., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Carter, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Cloutier, R., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Corkum, G., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Coull, G., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Courtois, J., Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (SC2)

 

Cowley, H., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Coxon, J., PO - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Davies, F., RA - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Dean, C., ERA - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Doughty, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Dresser, A., SPO - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Dunbar, T., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Duncanson, John William, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1943

 

Ellis, J., ERA - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Findlater, J., OS - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Flynn, J., Tel - May 1945 (SC2)


Gale, J., Stwd - May 1945 (SC2)


Gilbert, A., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Gracis, D., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Guthrie, K., CPO - May 1945 (SC2)


Hancock, D., SPO - May 1945 (SC2)


Harakas, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Hayes, E., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Headson, L., SPO - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Hunt, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Johnston, C., Tel - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Judges, Ronald Alfred, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1941 (Stand by)  / 09 Jun 1941


Keith, L., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Kennedy, R., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Kennelly, G., Slt - May 1945 (SC2)


King, G., Cdr - May 1945 (SC2)


Kreller, L., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Krupp, J., OS - May 1945 (SC2)


Labbe, P., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Laing, J., L/SA - May 1945 (SC2)


Llewellyn, C., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Love, G., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


MacInnis, G., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


MacKay, D., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


MacQuaig, C., L/Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Makila, O., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Marcotte, A., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

McAvoy, John Henry Slt, RCNVR - 23 Mar 1942


McClintick, L., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


McDonald, J., Slt - May 1945 (SC2)


McGeachy, R., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


McIver, J., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


McLeod, D., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

McDonald, John Donald, Slt, RCNVR - 04 Mar 1945

 

McPherson, William Cameron, Slt, RCNVR - 05 May 1942
Mervin, J., Sig - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Middleton, W., Cook - May 1945 (SC2)


Mills, A., EA - May 1945 (SC2)


Mills, T., Tel - May 1945 (SC2)


Moffat, W., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Moffatt, E., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Moreau, M., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Morrow, E., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Neil, N., SPO - May 1945 (SC2)


Orr, John Cecil,, Lt, RCNVR - 06 May 1944 (SC2)


Parker, H., ERA - May 1945 (SC2)


Parsons, G., Tel - May 1945 (SC2)


Philip, K., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Pringle, J., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Scott, Joseph Stewart, Lt, RCNR - 27 Apr 1941 (Stand by) CO / 09 Jun 1941


Shaw, H., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Sibbald, John Edward, Slt, RCNVR - 26 Jul 1943


Smith, R., LCdr - May 1945 (SC2)


Standon, W., SBA - May 1945 (SC2)


Stewart, R., AB - May 1945 (SC2)


Stewart, W., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Stranforth, C., LS - May 1945 (SC2)


Wade, R., Sig - May 1945 (SC2)


Walsh, J., Sig - May 1945 (SC2)


Wilcock, P., Lt  - May 1945 (SC2)


Williams, D., Yeo - May 1945 (SC2)


Wilson, R., Sto - May 1945 (SC2)


Winegard, W., Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jan 1945 (SC2)


Woodliffe, M., LS - May 1945 (SC2)


Worden, T., AB - May 1945 (SC2)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Ship's company photos for HMCS Saskatoon

 

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