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HMCS STONE TOWN K531

Then CCG Weather Ship STONETOWN (1950)

HMCS Stone Town K531

Source: St. Mary's Museum Photo Collection

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1944-45

 

 

Laid down: 17 Nov 1943

Launched: 28 Mar 1944

Commissioned: 21 Jul 1944

Paid off: 13 Nov 1945

Transferred to Dept. of Transport: 1950

Commissioned: as Weather ship CGS Stonetown

Paid off: Oct 1957

Fate: Sold for commercial use. Final disposition unknown

 

Commissioned at Montreal on 21 Jul 1944, Stone Town arrived at Halifax on 13 Aug 1944, and on 03 Sep 1944 commenced a month's workups in Bermuda. On her return to Canada she was assigned to newly formed EG C-8 as Senior Officer's ship, and spent the balance of the war as a mid-ocean escort. She sailed from Londonderry on 12 May 1945, as escort to convoy ONS.50 on her way home, and on 22 Jul 1945 commenced tropicalization refit at Lunenburg. Work was stopped on 24 Aug 1945 and the ship was paid off on 13 Nov 1945 at Lunenburg, to be laid up in reserve at Shelburne. Sold to the Department of Transport for a weather ship, she was modified for the purpose at Halifax in 1950, and sailed that Oct 1950 for Esquimalt. In Oct 1957, after 15 years on station in the North Pacific, she was replaced by CGS Quadra and sold in 1968 to a Vancouver buyer, purportedly for conversion to a fish factory ship.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr William Purves Moffat, RCNVR - 21 Jul 1944 - 20 Apr 1945

A/LCdr John Trumbell Band, RCNVR - 21 Apr 1945 - 19 Aug 1945

LCdr G.M. Kaizer, RCNR - 20 Aug 1945 - 13 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

HARDY, Sydney Arthur

OS, V70922, RCNVR

died - 21 Dec 1944 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Allen, Weldon Warren

1922-2015

Band, John Trumbell

1915-2005

2nd Commanding Officer

Bridgman, Arthur Graham

1917-2004

Drafted to Stone Town K531 on 05 May 1944 as Lt (E), RCNVR, Stand by. Commissioning crew as Lt (E), RCNVR

 

 

C-D

Campbell, John Cheshel 

1920-2009

Drafted to Stone Town on 15 Jun 44 as A/Lt, RCNVR (Stand by). Commissioning crew as A/Lt, RCNVR

Clark, Welbourne Thomas

____-2010

Clayton, Victor Edward

1926-2014

Dunbar, Charles Irvine

1925-2014

Dunlop, Byron

____-____

K-L

Kearney, George Alfred

1923-2016

 

 

 

 

M-N

Mole, John

1923-2015

Musser, Lawrence

____-____

 

 

 

O-P

Pettick, Joseph

1924-2010

 

 

 

 

Q-R

Read, Frederick Holt

____-2008

 

 

 

 

S-T

Shuttleworth, Leonard Martin

1925-2013

Sutton, Clare

1925-2002

 

 

 

W-X

Wilson, Leonard Walter

1913-2006

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Bradley, Vermoid

 

Desjardine, (??)

 

Guite, Jean Paul, Lt, RCNVR - 06 Jun 1945

 

Hannan, Jack

 

Johnson, (??)

 

Johnston, Robert Winchan Squire, Lt, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Lt, RCNVR

 

Kinsman, Frederick Blenkhorn, Lt, RCNVR 28 Jun 1944 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Lt, RCNVR

LaTouche, David Charles Patrick, Lt, RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945

 

Major, Desmond

 

McDowell, Samuel John, War (E), RCNVR - 31 Jan 1945

 

McGaffin, (??)

 

Moffat, William Purves, A/LCdr, RCNVR - 05 Jun 1944 (Stand by)

 

Moxley, Walter Ralph, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1944 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Slt, RCNVR

 

Nimens, (??)

Patrick, Peter

 

Scully, Hugh Ballard, Lt, RCNVR - 28 Jun 1944 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Lt, RCNVR

 

Simon, Richard Arthur, Slt, RCNVR - 19 Jun 1944 (Stand by). Commissioning crew as Slt, RCNVR

 

Stark, Ray

 

Taylor, John Francis, Cd/Tel, RCN - 31 Jan 1945

 

Wainman-Wood, Thomas Blake Burrill, Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945

 

Werenka, (??)

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

HMCS Stone Town memories set sail on Canada Day

Ship's company photos for HMCS Stone Town

 

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