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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project

HMCS STRATHROY K455

Then Chilean naval Vessel CHIPANA (1946)

HMCS Strathroy K455

 

Laid down: 18 Nov 1943

Launched: 15 Jun 1944

Commissioned: 20 Nov 1944

Paid off: 12 Jul 1945

Sold: 1946 to Chilean Navy and commissioned as Chipana

Paid off: 30 Sep 1966

Fate: Broken up in 1969

 

Built at Midland, Ont, she was commissioned there on 20 Nov 1944. Strathroy arrived at Halifax in Dec 1944 and immediately escorted her first convoy, HF.147, to Saint John, N.B. She arrived there on 18 Dec 1944 for completion of fitting-out that could not be done at the builder's prior to freeze-up. She then carried out workups in Bermuda, and on completing these joined Halifax Force in Apr 1945, for local escort duties. On 12 Jul 1945 she was paid off and laid up at Sorel for disposal. She was purchased in 1946 by the Chilean Navy and renamed Chipana; serving until paid off on 30 Sep 1966. She was broken up in 1969.

 

Commanding Officers

LCdr W.F. Wood, RCNR - 20 Nov 1944 - 27 Dec 1944

Lt H.D. Pepper, RCNVR - 28 Dec 1944 - 31 Jan 1945

Lt James Doran Moore, RCNVR - 01 Feb 1945 - 12 Jul 1945

 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

C-D

Cooper, John Mark

1911-1975

Currie, Joseph

____-2013

 

 

 

I-J

Jones, Kenneth Harry

1925-2015

 

 

 

 

M-N

McCart, Arthur Henry Wilson

1925-2006

Moore, James Doran

1917-2009

 

 

 

Ship's Mascots

Nelson

____-____

 

 

 

 

 

Former Crew Members

Berry, Norman Whitty, Slt, RCNVR - 26 May 1945

 

Hastings, Thomas Roy, Lt, RCNVR - 09 Mar 1945

Kell, John Douglas, Lt, RCNVR - 12 Feb 1945

Ramsay, Ernest Douglas,A/Lt, RCNVR - 29 Jan 1945

 

 

Photos and Documents

 

Links

Personal photo gallery of John Mark Cooper

 

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