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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


HMCS Shediac K110


Laid down: 05 Oct 1940

Launched: 29 Apr 1941

Commissioned: 08 Jul 1941

Paid off: 28 Aug 1945

Fate: Broken up at Santander, Spain, in 1965


Built at Lauzon, Que, she was commissioned at Quebec City on 08 Jul 1941. Shediac arrived at Halifax on 18 Jul 1941. She served briefly with Halifax Force and Sydney Force before joining Newfoundland Command in Oct 1941, leaving Sydney 05 Oct 1941 to escort convoy SC.48 to Iceland. After three round trips there, she accompanied SC.67 to Londonderry in Jan 1942, again the first of three return trips. Following a six-week refit at Liverpool, N.S., she joined WLEF in Jul 1941, returning in Oct 1941 to the "Newfie-Derry" run as a member of EG C-1. She took part in two major convoy battles: ONS.92 (May 1942); and ONS.154 (Dec 1942). On 04 Mar1943, while escorting KMS.10, a U.K.-Gibraltar convoy, she assisted in the destruction of U 87 west of the Azores. She left Londonderry for the last time on 28 Mar 1943, underwent refit at Liverpool, N.S., from 27 Apr to 01 Jul 1943, then joined WLEF's EG W-8. Transferred to the west coast, she left Halifax 03 Apr 1944, and arrived at Esquimalt 10 May 1044. She refitted at Vancouver from mid-Jun to mid-Aug 1944, in the process receiving her extended fo'c's'le. She was paid off at Esquimalt on 28 Aug 1945 and sold in 1951 for conversion to a whale-catcher, entering service as the Dutch-flag Jooske W. Vinke in 1954. She was broken up at Santander, Spain, in 1965.


Photos and Documents          Ship's company photos          Battle for Convoy ONS-154          Battle for Convoy ONS 154


Commanding Officers

Lt John Every Clayton, RCNR - 08 Jul 1941 - 22 Mar 1943

A/LCdr Arthur Moorhouse, RCNR - 23 Mar 1943 - 09 Feb 1944

Skpr/Lt Joseph Bernard Cooper, RCNR - 10 Feb 1944 - 30 Mar 1944

A/LCdr Thomas Philip Ryan, OBE, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944 - 31 Jul 1944

A/LCdr Paul Darymple Taylor, RCNVR - 01 Aug 1944 - 25 Jul 1945

Lt William McCombe, RCNR - 26 Jun 1945 - 28 Aug 1945


     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

KUZENKO, Harry William

AB, V/60369, RCNVR

MPK - 17 Nov 1944 


     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten


Boyce, Ronald Gordon


Drafted to Shediac 08 Jul 1941 as Mate, RCNR. Commissioning crew






Codrington, Robert S.







Kell, John McCleary


Kennedy, William Carter






McNeney, James Robert

Served in Shediac 10 Nov 1941 - 08 Dec 1941 as an A/L/Sig, RCN

killed - 20 Sep 1943

while serving in

HMCS St Croix I81






Saunders, Murray Knight


Served in Shediac 15 Nov 1944 - 25 Jun  1945 as ERA s/c (T4) and A/ERA 4c, RCNVR

Shaw, Thomas Donald


Taylor, Paul Dalrymple


5th Commanding Officer

Taylor, Samuel Patterson


Thoms, Delbert



U-Boats Sunk

U-87 (Kptlt Joachim Berger), a Type VIIB u-boat, sunk on 04 Mar 1943 by HMCS Shediac K110 and HMCS St. Croix I81 west of Leixoes, in position 41-36 N, 13-31 W. Of her crew of 49 there were no survivors.


Former Crew Members

Boyce, Ronald Gordon, Mate, RCNR - 08 Jul 1941


Brown, Rowland deMowbray, RCNVR - 28 Jul 1943


Bruce, Douglas Ian Wallace, Lt (T), RCNVR - 08 Jul 1941


Bush, robin Beaufort, Slt, RCNVR - 20 Jul 1942


Clayton, John Every, Lt, RCNR - 03 Jun 1941 (Stand by) CO


Garrick, David, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944


LeFebvre, Pierre Adolphe, A/Lt, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944

Malkin, Robert Eldrige, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945


McCandless, George Bartlett, Skpr/Lt, RCNR - 02 Apr 1944


Parks, George Halcome, Lt, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944


Pearson, Ian Philip, Lt, RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945


Ripley, Frederick Neville, Lt, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944


Short, Brock Steele, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Jun 1943


Simonton, Joseph Gililand, Lt, RCNVR - 15 Feb 1944

Storey, John Herbert, Lt, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944


Stuhr, George Ernest, Cd (E), RCNVR - 09 Jun 1945


Walker, Henry Maurice, Slt, RCNVR - 09 Jun 1943


Williams, John Elliott, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 01 Jun 1944


Yates, Laurence Harvey, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 31 Mar 1944


Photos and Documents


HMCS Shediac jacket patch

From the collection of Murray Saunders

Courtesy of Doug Saunders

HMCS Shediac K110 in drydock

From the collection of Hugh A. Benson

Courtesy of Doug Benson

HMCS Shediac K110 in drydock

From the collection of Hugh A. Benson

Courtesy of Doug Benson

HMCS Shediac K110

From the collection of Hugh A. Benson

Courtesy of Doug Benson

HMCS Shediac K110

Source: Flickr photo collection of Ron Bell

HMCS Shediac K110

From the collection of Hugh A. Benson

Courtesy of Doug Benson

The ship's bell of HMCS Shediac K110

The bell is at the Royal Canadian Legion #33, Shediac, NB