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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS SHEDIAC K110

Then Dutch-Flagged Whale-Catcher Jooske W. Vinke (1954)

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.

 

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     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

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

A-B

Boyce, Ronald Gordon

1914-1978

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

 

 

 

 

C-D

Codrington, Robert S.

1924-2008

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kell, John McCleary

1923-2004

Kennedy, William Carter

1922-2011

 

 

 

S-T

Saunders, Murray Knight

1923-1998

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

Shaw, Thomas Donald

1921-2013

Taylor, Paul Dalrymple

1910-1989

5th Commanding Officer

Taylor, Samuel Patterson

1924-2009

 

 

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

 

Links

Battle for Convoy ONS-154

Personal photo galley of Murray Knight Saunders

The Battle for ONS 154

 

 

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