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HMCS SPRINGHILL K323

HMCS Springhill K323

 

Battle honours and awards:  Gulf of St. Lawrence  1944

 

 

Laid down: 05 May 1943

Launched: 07 Sep 1943

Commissioned: 21 Mar 1944

Paid off: 01 Dec 1945

Fate: Broken up at Syndey, N.S., in 1947

 

Built at the Yarrows Shipyard in BC, she was commissioned on 21 Mar 1944, at Victoria; arrived at Halifax on 12 May 1944; and left in mid-Jun 1944 for three weeks' working up in Bermuda. In Aug 1944 Springhill joined EG 16, Halifax, as Senior Officer's ship. She left on 07 Mar 1945, for Londonderry, the group having been transferred there, but returned in Apr 1945 for tropicalization refit at Pictou. This occupied her from May to Oct 1945, and on Dec 1945 she was paid off at Halifax and laid up in reserve in Bedford Basin. She was broken up in 1947 at Sydney, NS.

 

Commanding Officers

A/Cdr William Charles Halliday, RCNR - 21 Mar 1944 - 23 Apr 1945

LCdr John Harding, RCNVR - 24 Apr 1945 - 01 Dec 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Boughton, Benjamin

1924-2008

 

 

 

 

K-L

Lawrence, Albert Grant

1916-2012

 

 

 

 

M-N

Maier, John

____-2009

 Martin, Patrick Waldyve

1915-2007

McBride, Merwin

1924-2016

McHaffie, John

1922-2017

Neil, Douglas

1923-2004

O-P

O'Byrne, Elmer

1922-2011

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sargeant, William James

1920-1962

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Artmont, Joseph Aloysius, RCNVR - 30 May 1945

 

Balcolm, Clarence Addington, Lt (E), RCNR - 21 Mar 1944

 

Buerk, Robert Carter, Lt, RCNVR - 24 Jul 1944 

 

Elliott, Douglas, Courtenay, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

Fricker, Robert John Anthony, Slt (E), RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

Graham, Adam Henry, Lt (E), RCNVR - 24 Feb 1945

 

Halliday, William Charles, LCdr, RCNR - 09 Feb 1944 (Stand by)

Harvey, Percy Thomas, Slt, RCNVR - 27 Jan 1945

 

Leigh, Ross Walker, Slt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945

 

Lindsey, Ralph George, Slt, RCNVR - 21 May 1945

 

Jestley, Lyle Hilliard, Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

McGregor, Douglas Robert, Lt (El), RCNVR- 25 Feb 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

North, William Harry, A/Lt, RCNVR - 18 Feb 1945

Palmer, Hugh Mallough, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Feb 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

Porter, Rex Walter, Lt, RCNR - 18 Feb 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944

 

Priestlay, James Edwin, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 21 Mar 1944  / 01 Mar 1945

 

Robertson, Charles Eric, Surg/Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Trebroeke, John, A/Surg/LCdr, RCNVR - 21 Mar 1944

 

Tushingham, Arlotte Douglas, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944

 

 

RCN Memories

 

Christmas gifts for HMCS Springhill

 

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