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HMCS STRATFORD J310

HMCS Stratford J310

 

Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1942-44, Gulf of St. Lawrence 1942, 1944

 

 

Laid down: 29 Oct 1941

Launched: 14 Feb 1942

Commissioned: 29 Aug 1942

Paid off: 04 Jan 1946

Fate: Sold for scrap

 

Commissioned at Toronto on 29 Aug 1942, Stratford arrived at Halifax on 22 Sep 1942 and was assigned to Newfoundland Force. She remained with this force as a convoy escort throughout her wartime career, and saw continuous service. She did not require a major refit until Dec 1944, when this was done at Dartmouth, N.S. On its completion she carried out workups in Bermuda from 15 Feb to 08 Mar 1945. Returning from Bermuda, she was involved in a collision with HMCS Ottawa in the Halifax approaches on 11 Mar 1945, receiving extensive damage to her fo'c's'le. Though inactive thereafter, she was not paid off until 04 Jan 1946, and was then sold for scrap.

 

Commanding Officers

Lt R.M. Meredith, RCNR - 29 Aug 1942 - 30 Oct 1942

Lt R.J.C. Pringle, RCNVR - 31 Oct 1942 - 03 May 1943

Lt William Grant Garden, RCNVR - 04 May 1943 - 04 Aug 1943

Lt D.W.G. Storey, RCNVR - 05 Aug 1943 - 20 Dec 1943

Lt H.A. Ovenden, RCNR - 21 Dec 1943 - 21 Jun 1944

Lt Robert George Magnusson, RCNVR - 21 Jun 1944 - 01 Apr 1945

Lt Jean Paul Charbonneau, RCNVR - 02 Apr 1945 - 25 Apr 1945

Lt James Manley Scott Clark, RCNVR - 26 Apr 1945 - 13 Jun 1945

S/Lt Gordon Gray Currie, RCNVR - 04 Oct 1945 - 04 Jan 1946

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Bennett, Reginald

____-2011

Bruce, Albert Nelson

____-2008

 

 

 

C-D

Currie, Gordon Gray

1923-2017

9th / Last Commanding Officer

 

 

 

 

G-H

Garden, William Grant

____-1982

Appointed to Stratford 15 Jun 1942 as Lt, RCNVR, Standby

Commissioning crew

3rd Commanding Officer

Henderson, John Douglas

1919-2008

 

 

 

M-N

Myers, Alexander James

1924-2009

 

 

 

 

S-T

Sargeant, William James

1920-1962

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Blackmore, Jacob, Ch/Skpr, RCNR - 04 Feb 1944

 

Bruce, Reginald Maxwell, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1944

 

Clark, James Manley Scott, Lt, RCNVR - 25 Apr 1945

 

Dewar, John Thomas, Lt, RCNVR - 13 May 1944

 

Douglas, Ralph Louis, Lt (E), RCNVR- 02 Jun 1945

Graham, Barry Roscoe, Lt (E), RCNVR - 22 Feb 1944

 

Jacobs, Robert Archibald, Slt, RCNVR - 28 Jan 1945

 

Lemoine, Robert Edward Earle, Slt, RCNVR - 15 Jul 1943

 

Mara, George Edward, A/Lt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

McCaffrey, Keith Allen, Lt (E), RCNVR - 30 Apr 1944

McLean, Ian Arthur Latimer, A/Lt, RCNVR - 11 Jul 1944

 

Meredith, Ralph Morton, Lt, RCNR - 15 Jun 1942 (Stand by) CO

 

Myler, Bertal Thomas, Cd (E), RCNR - 11 Apr 1943

 

Reynolds, Burton Cooke, Skpr, RCNR - Jan 1945

 

Links

Ship's company photos for HMCS Stratford

 

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