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HMCS STELLARTON K457

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS Stellarton K457 - Nov 1944

Source: The Flower Class Corvette Forums

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Laid down: 16 Nov 1943

Launched: 27 Apr 1944

Commissioned: 27 Sep 1944

Paid off: 01 Jul 1945

Sold: 1946

Commissioned: 

Paid off: 1967

Fate: Broken up in 1969

 

Built at Midland, Ont., she was commissioned at Quebec City on 29 Sep 1944, Stellarton arrived at Halifax late in Oct 1944 and sailed for Bermuda early in Nov 1944 to work up. She left Bermuda on 04 Dec 1944 for St. John's, where she joined EG C-3 and on 04 Jan 1945, sailed to pick up her first convoy, HX.329. She was employed for the rest of the war as a mid-ocean escort, and left Londonderry for the last time on 21 May 1945 to join ON.304. Only 01 Jul 1945 she was paid off and placed in reserve at Sorel until 1946, when she joined the Chilean navy as Casma. She was paid off in 1967 and broken up in 1969.

 


 

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Commanding Officers

 

Lt Robert A. Jarvis, RCNVR - 29 Sep 1944 - 19 Dec 1944

 

A/LCdr Malcolm George McCarthy, RCNVR - 20 Dec 1944 - 01 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Berg, Waino Oscar, A/Wt (E), RCNR - 17 Jul 1944

 

Craig, James, Slt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

Lane, Francis Henry, Slt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945

Knowles, Lloyd George, Slt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945

 

Mellor, Pat

 


 

Photos and Documents

 

HMCS STELLARTON K457 circa 1944/45

Source: the Flower Class Corvette Forums

HMCS STELLARTON K457

 

From the collection of Lt William J. Miller, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Heather Edwards

Chilean Navy Ship Casma C2 - formerly HMCS Stellarton

Source: the Flower Class Corvette Forums

 


 

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