HMCS ST LAMBERT K343

 

Flower Class Corvette

 


 

HMCS St. Lambert K343

 

Laid down: 08 Jul 1943

Launched: 06 Nov 1943

Commissioned: 27 May 1944

Paid off: 20 Jul 1945

Fate: Sold for commercial use, her final disposition is unknown

 

Built at Quebec City, she was commissioned there on 27 May 1944. She arrived at Halifax on 19 Jun 1944 and in Jul 1944 sailed for Bermuda to work up. On her return  in mid-Aug 1944 St. Lambert was assigned to EG C-6, Londonderry, and left St. John's 18 Sep 1944 to join convoy HXF.308 for her passage there. She served on North Atlantic convoys for the rest of her career, leaving St. John's on 27 May 1945, as escort to HX.358, the last HX convoy of the war. In mid-Jun 1945 she sailed for Londonderry on her final trip homeward and was paid off on 20 Jul 1945 and laid up at Sorel for disposal. Sold in 1946 for conversion to a merchant ship, she became the Panamanian Chrysi Hondroulis and, in 1955, the Greek-flag Loula, last noted in Lloyd's Register for 1957-58.

 


 

Ship's company photos

 


 

Commanding Officers

 

Lt Reginald Campion Hayden, RCNVR - 27 May 1944 - 27 Oct 1944

 

Lt William Douglas Haig Gardiner, RCNVR - 28 Oct 1944 - 23 Jun 1945

 

A/LCdr Andrew Paul Duke, RCNVR - 24 Jun 1945 - 20 Jul 1945

 


 

     In memory of those who have crossed the bar    

They shall not be forgotten

 

 


 

Former Crew Members

 

Dymond, Ronald Albert, Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1944. Commissioning crew

 

Farrell, Clifford Joseph, Slt, RCNVR - Jan 1945

 

Hayden, Reginald Campion, Lt, RCNVR - 20 Mar 1944, CO. Commissioning crew

Hurst, Clifford Wentworth, A/Lt, RCNVR - 01 May 1944. Commissioning crew

 

Langlois, Joseph George Leopold, Lt, RCNVR - 08 May 1944. Commissioning crew.

Laxton, Arthur Bertram, Slt, RCNVR - 16 Apr 1945

 

MacKay, Frederick Cameron, Slt, RCNVR - 10 Apr 1944. Commissioning crew

 

Whiteway, Frederick Mayhew, A/Wt (E), RCNVR - 16 Mar 1944. Commissioning crew

 


 

 

V.E. Day sourvenir 

 

From the collection of Amon Horst, LS.AA, RCNVR

 

Courtesy of Darryl Horst

 


 

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