For Posterity's Sake         

A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS STE THERESE K366 / 309

 

Post wartime badge

HMCS Ste Therese 309 - Jun 1962

RCN Photo

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945

 

 

Laid down: 18 May 1943

Launched: 16 Oct 1943

Commissioned: 28 May 1944

Paid off: 22 Nov 1945

Re-commissioned: 22 Jan 1955

Paid off: 30 Jan 1967

Fate: Broken up in 1967

 

Built by Davie Shipbuilding & Repairing Co. Ltd., she was commissioned on 28 May 1944, at LÚvis. She arrived at Halifax early in Jul 1944 and, after preliminary workups in St. Margaret's Bay, proceeded to Bermuda to complete the process. Returning n mid-Aug 1944, Ste. Therese left Halifax in late Oct 1944 to join convoy HX.317 for passage to Londonderry. There she joined EG 25 and served with it in U.K. waters until Feb 1945, when she was re-assigned to EG 28, Halifax. She served locally with EG 28 until the end of the war, and on 22 Nov 1945 was paid off at Sydney and placed in reserve at Shelburne. She re-commissioned on 22 Jan 1955, after conversion to a Prestonian class ocean escort, finally being paid off at Esquimalt on 30 Jan 1967. She was broken up in Japan that year.

 

Commanding Officers

A/Cdr James Evelyn Mitchell, RCNVR - 28 May 1944 - 05 Jul 1945

A/LCdr Alexander Craig Campbell, RCNVR - 06 Jul 1945 - 04 Sep 1945

Lt J. Jackson, RCNVR - 05 Sep 1945 - 26 Sep 1945

Lt G.A. Macpherson, RCNVR - 27 Sep 1945 - 22 Nov 1945

LCdr William Frances Potter, RCN - 22 Jan 1955 - 03 June 1956

LCdr Philip John Pratley, RCN - 04 Jun 1956 - 12 Jan 1958

LCdr Aubrey Ravening Pickels, RCN - 13 Jan 1958 - 25 Apr 1958

LCdr John Burleigh Chapleau Carling, RCN - 24 Jan 1959 - 17 Aug 1960

LCdr A.G. Murray, RCN - 18 Aug 1960 - 16 Aug 1962

LCdr M.A. Martin, RCN - 17 Aug 1962 - 02 May 1963

LCdr Peter Gerald May, RCN - 03 May 1963 - unk

LCdr K.M. Young, RCN - 30 Oct 1964 - 14 Sep 1965

LCdr Pierre Edouard Gerard Simard, RCN - 15 Sep 1965 - 30 Jan 1967 (OIC)

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bernuy, Jacques A.

____-2007

Burck, David

____-1998

 

 

 

C-D

Cameron, Joseph Kerr

1920-2003

Campbell, William R.

____-____

Served in Ste Therese during WW 2

Carver, Robert James

1935-2015

Clark, Donald Stanley

____-1963

Served in Ste Therese in 1962

Clark, George

1936-1977

Clarkson, Henry Lloyd

1931-2017

Crawford, Galered Glenwood

1940-2009

Curry, Walter

1918-2017

Day, Alfred David John

1923-2015

Served in Ste Therese during WW 2

Downs, Steve

1935-2016

E-F

Etherington, J.E.

1932-2015

Fenwick, Charles Wayne

1942-2006

Fraser, Robert Neilson

1933-2017

 

 

G-H

Gallo, Mike

1919-2010

Goodbrandson, Siggi

1925-2006

Grainger, Robert Keith

1935-2007

Hall, Gordon Frederick

1925-2015

 

I-J

Johnson, Kenneth E.

1931-2017

 

 

 

 

K-L

Kostiuk, Bohdan John Peter

1929-2017

Logie, Robert Douglas

1928-2017

 

 

 

M-N

Martin, Charles Raymond

____-2002

 Drafted to Ste. Therese on 01 May 1944 as Lt, RCNVR, Stand by / 28 May 1944, as Lt, RCNVR

McArdle, Christopher Charles

1934-2017

McComb, Gerald Edward Christopher

____-2001

Miller, David Donaldson

1922-2007

 

O-P

Parsons, Harvey

1936-2016

Pesclevich, Thomas William

1939-2013

 

 

 

Q-R

Roggeveen, Paul Adrian

____-2014

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sauder, Wilton H.

1927-2016

Seibel, Arthur J.

1925-2016

Simard, Pierre Edouard Girard

____-1999

13th (final) Commanding Officer

 

 

U-V

Vergouwen, Peter J.

1931-2016

 

 

 

 

W-X

Wareham, Earle A.

1922-2016

Served on Ste Therese as Yeoman

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Ball, Darrell Allan, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Berbeck, Robert, Jan 1961 - Sep 1962

 

Bradley, Richard Stewart, Slt, RCNVR - 23 Apr 1945

 

Coombes, Robert Arthur, Lt (E), RCNVR - 14 Mar 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Fowler, William Horace, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Apr 1944

 

Fraser, John Newby, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944 (Stand by)  / 28 May 1944

Kerr, Henry Kirby, Slt (E), RCNVR - 24 Jun 1944

 

Martin, Charles Raymond, Lt, RCNVR - 28 May 1944

 

Martin, John Abarbanell, Lt, RCNVR - 14 May 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Mitchell, James Evelyn, LCdr, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945

 

Montgomer, Richard Alan, Lt (El) (R), RCNVR - 14 Mar 1945

Pendergast, Walter Frederick, Lt, RCNVR  - 21 Feb 1945

 

Roberts, Joseph, Lt, RCNVR - 22 Feb 1945

 

Stew, George E., Signalman

 

Todd, Clarke, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944 (Stand by) / 28 May 1944

 

Usher, Ewart Sheldon, Lt (E), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

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