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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS STRATHADAM K682

Then Israeli Navy Vessel MISGAV (1950)

 

SEE FIRST - STRIKE FIRST

HMCS Strathadam K682

Courtesy of the CFB Esquimalt Naval and Military Museum

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Battle honours and awards:  Atlantic  1945 

 

 

Laid down: 06 Dec 1943

Launched: 20 Mar 1944

Commissioned: 29 Sep 1944

Paid off: 07 Nov 1945

Sold: 1947

Acquired by Israeli Navy: 1950

Commissioned: as Misgav

Paid off: 1970

Fate: Sunk as a target ship in 1970

 

Built at Esquimalt, BC, she was commissioned on 29 Sep 1944, at Victoria, she arrived at Halifax on 21 No 1944 and left a month later for Bermuda to work up. Returning to Halifax, she was assigned to EG 25, Londonderry, and sailed from St. John's on 02 Feb 1945. Except for one trip late that month to Gibraltar, Strathadam was employed in U.K. waters until VE-Day. On 07 Mar 1945, with La Hulloise and Thetford Mines, she took part in the sinking of U 1302 in St. George's Channel, and on 11 Apr 1945 she was carrying out another attack when a Hedgehog projectile exploded prematurely, killing six of her crew. She returned to Canada at the end of May 1945, and in Jul 1945 commenced tropicalization refit. This was cancelled 20 Aug 1945 and the ship was paid off at Halifax on 07 Nov 1945, to be laid up at Shelburne. She was sold to Uruguayan interests in 1947 but acquired by the Israeli Navy in 1950 and re-named MisgavK30. In the last 60s she wa paid off and in 1970 was expended as a target for Gabrial missile trials by Israel.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr Howard Lee Quinn, DSC, RCNVR - 29 Sep 1944 - 06 Jul 1945

LCdr S.W. Howell, RCNR - 07 Jul 1945 - 29 Jul 1945

LCdr Howard Lee Quinn, DSC, RCNVR - 30 Jul 1945 - 07 Nov 1945

 

     In memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice    

     Lest We Forget     

 

- Book of Remembrance entry     - Grave or burial information

COMISH, John Charles Griffon

Tel, V56416, RCNVR

killed - 11 Apr 1945 

FRIEND, James Thorpe

Tel, V52131, RCNVR

killed - 11 Apr 1945 

JONES, Harold Beatty

AB, V16924, RCNVR

killed - 11 Apr 1945 

MCEWEN, Dennis William Andrew

L/Tel, V36117, RCNVR

killed - 11 Apr 1945 

 

PURDY, Clifford Irwin

Coder, V57602, RCNVR

DOW - 13 Apr 1945 

SHIMMIN, Alfred George

L/Stores Assistant, V45064, RCNVR

killed - 11 Apr 1945 

 

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

A-B

Beale, Harry William

____-2013

Bonner, Frederick Arthur

____-2006

Bourdon, Arthur Joseph Rudolph

1924-2013

 

 

E-F

Forbes, James Gardner

1922-2012

 

 

 

 

G-H

Heard, Trevor Frederick

1921-2008

Drafted to Strathadam on 05 Jul 1945 as Lt (S), RCNVR

Hicking, Tom

____-2008

Hill, Arthur Thomas

1920-2006

 

 

K-L

Lentinello, Augustine

1924-1998

 

 

 

 

M-N

MacNair, George Malcolm

1924-2013

 

 

 

 

O-P

Pasieka, Arnold Roy

____-2014

Pyle, Ken

1926-____

 

 

 

S-T

Slade, George

____-____

 

 

 

 

W-X

Waddell, Aubrey D.

____-2004

 

 

 

 

 

U-Boats Sunk

U-1302 (Kptlt Wolfgang Herwatz) a type VIIC/41 U-boat, sunk on 07 Mar 1945 by HMCS La Hulloise K668, HMCS Thetford Mines K459 and HMCS Stathadam K682 in St. George's Channel, position 52-19 N, 05-23 W. Of her crew of 48 there were no survivors.

 

Former Crew Members

Bell, George Alfred (Dinger), Sto 

 

Buchanan, Kenneth Allen, AB - Apr 1945

 

Coulter, Kenneth Carl, Ord. Tel - Apr 1945

 

Cullen, John Frank, Tel - Apr 1945

 

Gibner, William Henry, AB - Apr 1945

Hansen, Felix Albin Leopold Bloch, Lt (E), RCNR - 02 Jun 1944 (Stand by)

 

Howell, Stanley Warren, LCdr, RCNR - 07 Jul 1945

 

Kennedy, Charles Robert, Sig - Apr 1945

 

Leeming, John McWhannell, Lt, RCNVR - 13 Jul 1944 (Stand by)

Maki, Wilho Edward, Coder - Apr 1945

 

Malewich, Russell, Sig - Apr 1945

 

McLay, Thomas, Tel - Apr 1945

 

Quinn, Howard Lee, LCdr, DSC, RCNVR - 01 Jul 1944 (Stand by) CO

 

Stoliker, Harry Franklin, Ord. Sig - Apr 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

RCN Memories

Wartime Memories of George (Red) MacNair

 

Links

Battle for Convoy BX-141

Personal photo gallery of George Malcolm MacNair

Personal photo gallery of James Thorpe Friend

Personal Photo Gallery for Tom Hicking

Ship's company photos for HMCS Strathadam

 

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