For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS SHERBROOKE K152

HMCS Sherbrooke K152

 

Laid down: 05 Aug 1940

Launched: 25 Oct 1940

Commissioned: 05 Jun 1941

Paid off: 28 Jun 1945

Fate: Sold for scrap May 1947. Broken up in 1947

 

Commissioned at Sorel on 05 Jun 1941, Sorel arrived at Halifax on 12 Jun 1941. She joined Halifax Force later that month but transferred in Sep 1941 to Newfoundland Command and left Sydney on 29 Sep 1941 to escort convoy SC.47 as far as Iceland. After two round trips to Iceland, she left St. John's on 14 Jan 1942, to join SC.64, the first "Newfie-Derry" convoy, and was thereafter employed as an ocean escort on that run principally with EG C-4. She took part in two particularly hard-fought convoy battles: ON.127 (Aug 1942); and HX.229 (Mar 1943). Her westbound trip after the latter convoy was her last; after a major refit at Lunenburg from Apr to Jun 1943, and work-ups at Pictou, she joined EG W-2 of WLEF, transferring in Apr 1944, to W-7 and in Oct 1944, to W-1. Late in May 1944, she underwent a refit at Liverpool, N.S., that included fo'c's'le extension, followed by a month's repairs at Halifax and three weeks' workups in Bermuda in Oct 1944. She was paid off at Sorel on 28 Jun 1945, and broken up at Hamilton in 1947.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Eric George Mackay Donald, RCN - 05 Jun 1941 - 02 Jul 1942

Lt Joseph Ange Maurice Levesque, RCNR - 03 Jul 1942 - 29 Aug 1943

Lt R.A. Jarvis, RCNVR - 30 Aug 1943 - 30 Jul 1944

Lt David Armstrong Binmore, RCNVR - 31 Jul 1944 - 28 Jun 1945 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

 

Brown, Vernon Robert

1925-2014

 

 

 

 

C-D

Dykes, John Abercrombie

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G-H

Hill, Arthur Thomas

1920-2006

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacEachern, Donald

____-2005

Mackie, Gordon Alexander

1922-2014

MacLeod, Louis

1918-2011

Mawhinney, Murray John

1922-2009

 

W-X

Wilson, J. Ronald

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Former Crew Members

Anstey, David George, Slt, RCNVR - 18 Jun 1944

 

Bell, Bernhard Edmund, Slt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1941

 

Brockhurst, Norman William, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Gardiner, Eric, Mate, RCNR - 04 Jul 1942

 

Hanbury, Ross Malcolm, Lt, RCNVR - 30 Apr 1941 (Stand by) / 05 Jun 1941

Hawkins, Wesley Coburn, Lt, RCNVR - 26 Jun 1942

 

Levesque, Joseph Ange Maruice, Mate, RCNR - 29 Mar 1941 (Stand by) / 05 Jun 1941

 

Nelson, Robert Charles

 

Nye, Edwin John, Wt (E), RCNVR - 21 May 1944

 

Scholley, Edmund Victor, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jan 45

Scott, Jack, Signalman

 

Sherman, Frederic Charles, Slt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1944

 

Smith, Sidney Charles, Mate, RCNR - 27 Feb 1942

 

Thompson, Charles Hector, Lt, RCNVR - 22 May 1943

 

Wright, Charles Edmond, Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1942

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

 

Links

 

The Memory Project - Robert Charles Nelson

War Diary of J. Ronald (Scotty) Wilson

 

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